It is a little over two months since we launched our appeal to raise the match funding of £56,000 required to release the £540,000 grant we have been conditionally awarded to create the Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre.
The support from the public has been tremendous with a remarkable £28,000 raised so far. This takes us half way towards our target.
The £540,000 grant is conditional on the heritage centre being complete by July 16th 2015. To be able to achieve this we will need to raise the remaining match funding within the next two month.
If you have already donated or have sponsored a brick then thank you very much indeed! If you haven't donated yet then now is the time to help make a difference. We are tantalising close to our target and with your help we will get there.
Donations of any amount large or small are very welcome. Our "sponsor a brick appeal" has proved hugely popular, particular with families wanting to sponsor a brick or donors sponsoring bricks as presents for friends or in memory of someone. Bricks cost £50 to sponsor and names of sponsors will appear on a large commemorative plaque in the heritage centre tea room. Larger donors are also recognised on a further role of honour that will appear in the heritage centre.
For details of how to donate and where to send your cheque to, see our donation form. If you are a UK tax payer don't forget to download a Gift Aid form. Completed gift aid forms sent in with your donation will allow us to claim an additional 25% from the taxman at no additional cost to you.
If the company you work for has a charitable fund that supports local good causes, please get in touch to let us know.
Together with your help we can reach our target!
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The Mountsorrel Railway is part of the Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre. This website is no longer updated. For updates see: http://heritage-centre.co.uk/