Since the launch of our Patrons group in November 2014, members of the community and local businesses have generously supported us with regular donations. So far, these contributions have helped us to develop events for people with dementia and their carers, as part of our Arts & Health programme. Including lively and light-hearted singing sessions which provide an opportunity to share memories and a love of songs; and museum tours at the Museum of Farnham which offer a chance to explore an element of the collection with the curatorial team. The programme is managed by Kath Boddy, also funded through the Patrons group.
As well as helping us reach out to people with dementia, we are also delighted that donations from our Patrons support our work with young people too. Their regular contributions have recently funded a piece of work by Step by Step, a homeless support charity based in Aldershot. A group of clients from the charity collaborated with London-based company Clicking Machine to create a short documentary about Step by Step and their work with young people. The group then presented the piece at Spark Youth Arts festival, Spark: an artistic celebration of Waverley’s young people.
Delivered by the Maltings and Waverley Borough Council, the festival showcased new work by a number of community groups, including Haslemere Home Education Group, Hale Sure Start Centre, Over the Top Youth Theatre, Step by Step, Wrecclesham Cub Scouts and 40 Degreez.
Step by Step were so impressed with the documentary that it will now be used as a resource for all new clients that come to the charity.
If you would like to find out more about the Farnham Maltings Patrons group and how their regular donations can support our community further, please email email@example.com or speak to our Finance Manager on 01252 745 408
Alternatively, download a copy of our Patron brochure, which is available here. Please note, if you wish to use the attached form to sign-up as a Patron then it must be printed as it is; the size cannot be adjusted.
Patron newsletter, issue 1
In May 2015 we produced our first Patron newsletter which is available to read online.
Please click here to read the newsletter and find out how regular donations from our Patrons have supported our work in the community.
How to join
To become an individual Patron we request a minimum donation of £5 a month, or £60 a year.
For couples or families interested in supporting our work we request a minimum donation of £10 a month, just £120 a year.
Corporate Patrons start at £600 a year.
You can arrange to give regularly via Direct Debit by completing the form available here and dropping it in to our Box Office or posting it to us at Patrons, Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR.
Please note the Direct Debit form cannot be adjusted in size when printed.
Alternatively, you can also collect a form from our Box Office.
For more information please contact our Finance Manager on 01252 745408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As a show of thanks, Patrons will receive:
· a gift on joining
· a Patrons newsletter with stories and updates about our activities
· an invite to our annual Patrons Party and other Maltings events
· an acknowledgement on our website
We would like to say a huge thank you to our Patrons
Mr R Bateman
Rob Douglas CBE DL
Dr Hans DuMoulin
Peter Gill OBE
Ellen Hamid van Veen
Rt. Hon Jeremy Hunt
Dr Roger Jude
Rose Marie Knowles
Denise le Gal
Dr Mike Randall
Mrs J Taylor
Mrs Jenifer Warner