Fundraise for us
Take on a new personal challenge with the added benefit of raising money for Middleton Hall Trust in the process. You could embark on a sponsored swim, walk or cycle, host a charity quiz night or do something completely original to raise vital funds for our charity and help to preserve our magnificent historic estate. Whether you aim to raise £50 or £1000, we are grateful for your support.
If you think you have got what is takes to raise funds for Middleton Hall Trust, you can start fundraising via our Just Giving page.
Betty’s plant sales
When Middleton Hall & Gardens had to close its doors to visitors back in March 2020, one of our volunteers had an excellent idea for generating well-needed income for the Trust.
Betty Fox, who has been volunteering at MH&G for 34 years, had been growing fuchsias at home with the intention of bringing them to the Hall for us to sell as part of our Plant Sales stand. When the Hall had to close for the foreseeable future, Betty did not want the fuchsias going to waste so she put them at the end of her driveway with an honesty bucket next to them. The fuchsias were very quickly snapped up by neighbours who were eager to buy plants especially when all the garden centres had had to close. Betty raised just under £40 through her efforts and she inspired other staff members and volunteers to take on a similar challenge with plants we had at Middleton.
Middleton Hall Volunteers’ Sponsored 5k walk
In September 2019, our volunteers completed a 5k sponsored walk around Middleton Lakes RSPB reserve and Middleton Pool. Collectively, the team raised just over £1000 and all money went towards the restoration of the Tudor Barn.
What the volunteers enjoyed most about this sponsored challenge was the comradery and making friends with other volunteers from different areas of the Hall who they hadn’t met before.
“We made the walk fun and full of laughter, so it didn’t feel like hard work at all! Five kilometres was a long distance when most of us are aged 60+ but we all supported each other and had a BBQ afterwards to celebrate our success!” – Middleton Hall Volunteer
Back in 2018, our Visitor Experience Manager, Amy Evans ran Nottingham’s Robin Hood Half-Marathon and managed to raise just over £1300.00 in total. All of the money she raised went towards the restoration of our Grade II* listed Tudor Barn.
“Running a half-marathon was a huge personal challenge. At the start of my training, I could barely run for two minutes straight without needing a rest! Knowing that I had raised over £1300.00 for Middleton Hall Trust spurred me on during the run and I was so pleased by the level of support our cause received. I finished in just over two and a half hours.” – Amy Evans, Visitor Experience Manager.