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The National Memorial Arboretum

We have launched a fundraising campaign to transform our facilities for the increasing number of visitors coming to the Arboretum. The existing building was designed for just 60,000 visitors per annum and we now welcome 300,000 each year. Voted our top ‘national treasure’ in a recent public poll of lottery funded projects, that trend is set to continue.


New facilities, designed with architects Glenn Howells Associates, will add a major new Remembrance and Learning Centre to remodelled restaurant, shop and event spaces, and create a superb new outdoor space, Heroes’ Square. A transitional garden will lead visitors from the new centre naturally out into the Arboretum.


Our campaign target is £15.7 million and £10 million has already been raised or pledged. We now need to secure a final £5.7 million to deliver the new facilities.

Updates 1

The Appeal has just passed the £10 million pound mark and we now need to secure a final £5.7 million. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.

15/01/15 05:16

Raising money for

The National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum

Charity Registration No. 1043992

The 150 acre Arboretum is free to enter and now firmly established as the nation’s centre for Remembrance. With over 50,000 trees and 300 memorials, it is a peaceful and beautiful place, where families and friends from across the UK come to remember loved ones who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Donations 51

In Memory of my Loving Brother, Sgt. David Murtagh, who passed away Remembrance Sunday, Nov 9, 2014. He proudly served 35 yrs with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Donation by Valerie & James Henry, on 22/11/14


Donation by Anonymous on 24/07/13


Donation by Anonymous on 27/06/13


Donation by Anonymous on 04/06/13


Wow, great

Donation by Anonymous on 03/06/13


Donation by Anonymous on 30/05/13


Donation by Anonymous on 23/05/13


Donation by Anonymous on 23/05/13


An Arboretum is the perfect place of peace and affirmation of our history in nature and discovery

Donation by matthew staff on 20/05/13


An atmospheric location. Solace to many I would imagine. 14487211. A number that I will never forget.

Donation by Frederick John SWAN on 10/05/13


Some believe in our values

Donation by matthew staff on 04/05/13


Donation by Chris Handford on 13/04/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Wonderful place to visit. Keep up the good work!

Donation by Brian Stickland on 01/04/13


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

In memory of Dennis Britton. This was always a special place in his heart.

Donation by Reginald Cole on 10/03/13

Donation by GEOFFREY HAIGH on 07/11/12


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

A worthy cause to remind people that lives were lost over what we take for granted, day in and day out. Godspeed.

Donation by Afzal Shabir on 16/10/12

Donation by Peter Harris on 14/09/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Tim Knight on 07/09/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

In memory of my two grandfathers who I never knew, who fought in First World War

Donation by Gillian Seager on 28/08/12

Donation by jayne trott on 20/06/12


Donation by Chris Handford on 16/06/12


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

In memory of my husband Alan Dodds and my thanks to 131 Entry RAF Halton Apprentices who laid a paver in his memory.

Donation by Madeline Dodds on 10/06/12

My daughter & I spent a wonderful day at the Arboretum on Saturday, along with others from Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind.

Donation by Jane Maguire on 23/04/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

In memory of all those who have served to protect us - thank you

Donation by Daphne Thiel on 11/11/11

In memory of my parents and grandparents on a very applicable date: 11/11/11

Donation by Stephen Kay on 11/11/11


Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,828.38
  • Offline donations£10,000,000.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£10,003,828.38
  • Gift Aid£263.82

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