Weʼre raising £5,000 to repair the chalk walls to the 400 year old Tom Brown's School Museum in Uffington.
- Uffington, United Kingdom
- Creative arts and culture
- Time left
- 28 days to go
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The Old Schoolroom housing Tom Browns School Museum in Uffington, is a Grade 2 listed building, founded in 1617 as a school for 12 worthy boys. This year it is celebrating 400 years of education & is the schoolroom that was featured in Tom Brown's Schooldays. Although small & compact, like all old buildings it needs a good deal of ongoing care & maintenance & regrettably a building survey has highlighted that repairs are required to the chalk walls including stabilising the south wall. The total cost is estimated at £50,000 & whilst over £10,000 has already been raised, there is still a £40,000 shortfall in funds.
The Old Schoolroom benefits the whole village, with Uffington Primary School celebrating Founders Day every year & the Brownies & Cubs visiting as part of their culture badge. Betjeman researchers utilise the vast collection of papers on loan from the family & the museum attracts visitors from all over the world who come to see the Uffington White Horse.
We hope that you will feel able to contribute to our appeal for funds & thank you in advance for your kind support.
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Jan 7, 2018
Very good luck with your fundraising 😀
Dec 9, 2017
Great cause - well done!
Dec 7, 2017
Good luck. A worthy cause to preserve our lovely museum. Cheryl, Paul, Adam and Scott
Oct 31, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
Good luck with the fundraising