Chiswick House has launched a fundraising campaign to raise £120,000 by the end of September.
The Gardens, which see thousands of people and their dogs exercising daily, are expensive to maintain. The Chiswick House & Gardens Trust receives grants from the London Borough of Hounslow and English Heritage, but this only covers 25% of the everyday running costs of the estate. The rest they raise by renting out the grounds for commercial events such as the Chinese Lantern Festival and weddings.
Lost income due to the coronavirus epidemic has resulted in a shortfall of £500,000, even after many of the team have been furloughed and costs have been cut wherever possible. They need to raise £1,000 a day every day between Friday 22 May and the end of September and they are asking us to support them by
- texting LOVE to 70450 to donate £5
- or by going to www.chiswickhouseandgardens.com/donate
to donate any amount
So if you value a beautiful, well kept, free resource available 365 days a year, which has won a shed load of awards and has been voted the People’s Choice of park for the last few years, now would be a good time to put your hand in your pocket!
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