We launched our fundraising campaign in April just as we were preparing to open our doors after a long period of closure. At the time Director Gavin Stride spoke of the challenges of the pandemic, the potential impact and the steps that had already been taken to protect our much-loved venue.
We are delighted to share that we have raised just over £70,000.
1073 people donated to the campaign from as far away as County Durham (The Knitting Gift Shop, long-term exhibitors at unravel) and Melbourne, Australia!
"We have been bowled over by the response of our community to the Spring Forward campaign. The £70,000 has already enabled us to adapt and ensure the Maltings continues as a central part of the town. As important has been the encouragement to all of us that the campaign has given to believe in the value of what we do. We are certain we can do more, reach new parts of the community and, hopefully, have fun contributing to the towns character. Thank you everyone who donated."
Gavin Stride, Director
By supporting us, you have ensured that we can continue to contribute to the health and specialness of the town. Your donations and investments have helped us amongst many other things to pilot two new festivals 'street' and 'sweater weather' and facilitated the return of the maltings monthly market. We have expanded our 'men in sheds' programme to include a second group. We have welcomed back our many hiring groups with special thanks to Demeric Dance School who donated their mufti week fundraising to the campaign. In September we saw the return of our dementia friendly singing group 'Singing for the Mind'.
Open an image gallery
Open an image gallery
help us extend the reach of our work
One of the most effective ways to boost the value of your charitable donations,Gift Aidallows us to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. This is at no cost to you. You just need to be a registered UK Taxpayer.
By allowing us to claim gift aid on your Spring Forward donations you have helped us to raise an additional £9401 - thank you!
Thank you for showing your passion and support, for making a difference today and for future generations.