2015 is the 200th anniversary of Whitchurch Silk Mill. To celebrate, the Trustees have launched a Bicentenary Appeal to fund Preserving the Fabric, a project that will revitalise the Mill. To find out more about the Appeal here. To find out more about joining a Circle of Benefactors here.
Become a member of the ‘100 Club’ to earn not only an opportunity to win cash on a monthly basis but also to be part of a unique group raising much needed funds for the ‘Preserving the Fabric’ Campaign. In 2014-2015 we are striving to achieve full membership (100 people). Membership is open to all.
The annual fee is £60 for which you will
- choose your membership number from those not already taken (1-100)
- be entered into the monthly prize draw to win £100
Joining is easy and can be done either by cheque for the full year’s membership - £60 payable to Whitchurch Silk Mill Trust or by completing a Standing Order Form at £5 per month, click here for the form.
Donating to Whitchurch Silk Mill
The Whitchurch Silk Mill Trust is a charity, founded in 1990, with the purpose of educating people about textiles and silk production, design, marketing and selling in the historic context of the working Silk Mill in Whitchurch, Hampshire.
We always need funds for:
- the day-to-day running of the Mill;
- staff and facilities to support the educational and leisure activities provided by the Mill;
- maintenance and improvements to the fabric of the Mill;
- implementation of new projects to enhance the Mill and what it offers.
By becoming a Friend you can make a small, regular payment towards the upkeep of the Mill. As a company, you could choose to support us as a local educational and heritage project. As an individual, a regular donation or a one-off gift is equally welcome.
We are very grateful to all our generous donors
Easyfundraising.org.uk; an easy way to raise funds
Do you shop online? Did you know that every time you buy something you could be raising money for Whitchurch Silk Mill Trust?
That’s right - over 2400 well known retailers including Amazon, M&S, Boden, Waitrose, House of Fraser, Vodafone, Virgin Atlantic and many more, will donate a percentage of what you spend to Whitchurch Silk Mill Trust! when you shop with them, via fundraising website easyfundraising.org.uk
It’s like nectar but instead of earning points, each purchase generates a donation. So instead of going directly to a retailer’s website, go to easyfundraising first and choose the retailer you want to shop with – then everything you spend with that retailer earns a free donation for Whitchurch Silk Mill Trust. It’s completely free to use and your shopping won’t cost you a penny more.
On average, each retailer will donate 5% of the cost of your shopping - and those donations soon mount up.
So whatever you need to buy, from your weekly grocery shop or fashion must-have, to your business travel, office supplies or mobile phone, buy it via easyfundraising and raise money for Whitchurch Silk Mill Trust at no extra cost to you!
Please register to supporting us when you shop online
If you are a UK taxpayer you can make your donation go even further by agreeing to ‘Gift Aid’ it. By signing the Gift Aid declaration form, we are able to claim an additional 25p for every £1 you give from HM Revenue and Customs at no extra cost to you.
Download a Gift Aid form here.
Gift in a Will
Nobody likes thinking about making a Will, but you know it makes sense to ensure that those you leave behind are cared for and that your assets are divided as you would prefer.
Your Will is also an opportunity to make a valuable gift to a cause that's close to your heart in a cost-effective way. Most charitable donations in the UK are free from inheritance tax and all you need to do is tell your solicitor or bank, or whoever is drawing up your Will, that you want to make a donation. If you already have a Will, your donation can be added to it as a codicil.
You can express your donation as a fixed amount, or as a percentage of your estate.