Project Guardians

Individual supporters, who give £6,000 or more to any one of our restoration projects, are recognised as ‘Guardians’ of the project supported.

Become a Project Guardian

Guardians play a unique role in the restoration of important historic buildings, and are given the opportunity to become closely involved with the restoration project of their choice. Through their generous support, Guardians make an enormous difference to what we can achieve, particularly at the early stages of a project when up-front funding is needed to investigate a building and develop a restoration scheme ahead of public fundraising.

As a Guardian you will join a small group of like-minded supporters with a particular passion for seeing your chosen building successfully saved and restored. You will have a close involvement with the project from start to finish and your donation will live on in the building as it welcomes visitors for many years to come.

Facts about the scheme

Benefits of becoming a Project Guardian

In return for your crucial support, we are delighted to offer a number of benefits to allow Guardians closer involvement with the many dimensions of the rescue and repair of your chosen building.

  • Special updates on the project through to completion
  • A series of dedicated site visits with a member of Landmark’s Buildings team, allowing you to track the progress of the restoration at first hand
  • The opportunity to attend a private lunch and talk
  • Invitation to an opening event when the building is fully restored, to celebrate its completion
  • Your personal copy of the History Album for the building, in which Guardians will be acknowledged (unless otherwise requested)
  • Early booking privileges so that you can be one of the first people to stay there when bookings open
  • An advance complimentary copy of all Handbooks and bi-annual newsletters published during the life of the project

Current projects needing Guardians

Belmont

We urgently need major support to secure the future of Belmont and ensure its architectural and literary past are preserved. If you choose to become a Guardian, you will be playing a vital role in ensuring that the stories of Eleanor Coade and John Fowles’s lives here are preserved in the restoration of this magnificent villa.

The support of one new Guardian would fund the repair and redecoration of the plasterwork and cornice of the main hall, helping us reconstruct the building along its original eighteenth-century lines. The generosity of two Guardians would help us restore the original Coade stonework on this splendid façade, and 10 Guardians would allow us to repair and restore the Victorian observatory tower with revolving roof mechanism, and open it up to the public and local interest groups.

Llwyn Celyn

We need Guardians to help support the early stages of our work at Llwyn Celyn, to help fund the early surveys and investigations that will enable us to better understand the building. We need to invest approximately £100,000 in this initial work, leading to the development of a full architectural scheme for the building’s restoration and a budget, before the public appeal can be launched.

Each new Guardian of Llwyn Celyn would therefore make a tangible difference to our early work, acting as invaluable support for pump-priming the project through these investigative stages. A donation now would therefore offer you the opportunity to become involved at the earliest stage in the journey to restore this remarkable medieval hall house as a Landmark.

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To become a Guardian of Belmont

Please download and complete the Guardian donation form and return it to us.

Download Guardians form

  • Like to know more?

    Contact Bruce Hall

    Our Head of Development, Bruce Hall, would be happy to help.

     

    Contact Bruce on
    01628 825920
    bhall@landmarktrust.org.uk.

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“Becoming a Guardian early on has meant visits to see Belmont, meeting like-minded people, and has helped fund early remedial work to stop further deterioration. Money well spent.”
Graham Ruthen