“All around me I hear… ‘Aren’t we lucky, aren’t we blessed to have all this.’ I’m a Patron so that I can help the Maltings team reach even more people and make sure no-one misses out on all they have to offer. ” – Farnham Maltings Patron
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 a number of initiatives including events as part of our Arts & Health programme such as lively and light-hearted singing sessions for people living with dementia and their carers and the regular weekly social group Meet Me at the Maltings.
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 was 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to our Development Manager, Sarah Barton on 01252 745425.
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.
You can arrange to give regularly via Direct Debit by completing the form available here and dropping it into 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.
In May 2015 we produced our first Patron newsletter with the aim to update and inform our Patrons about how their ongoing donations support our work in the community. Our 2016 edition is available to read online here.
As a show of thanks, Patrons will receive:
· Patrons newsletters with stories and updates about our activities
· invitations to exclusive events such as dress rehearsals or pre-show receptions
· an acknowledgement on our website (if agreeable)
We would like to say a huge thank you to our Patrons
Rob Douglas CBE DL
Dr Hans DuMoulin
Peter Gill OBE
Ellen Hamid van Veen
Rt. Hon Jeremy Hunt
Dr Roger Jude
Denise le Gal
Dr Mike Randall