Cobham Dairy saved thanks to your support

All the funding needed to save Cobham Dairy has now been secured

Last November, we launched our appeal to save a Grade II* listed Gothic-revival eye-catcher in the grounds of Elizabethan Cobham Hall. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our supporters, we are delighted to announce that we have now completed our fundraising for Cobham Dairy. 

The last £137,000 was pledged to the project by three grant making trusts: The Pilgrim Trust, Country Houses Foundation and the H B Allen Charitable Trust which was very generous in funding the remaining balance. We are incredibly grateful to the Trustees of all three funders for giving their support to the project, as well as all our other supporters, raffle players and the lead funder, Ecclesiastical Insurance. Together they have completed the £954,000 fundraising campaign to save Cobham Dairy in just over 12 months.

This great news means we can now press ahead with plans to start the work in autumn 2018, with a likely completion by the autumn of 2019. We are getting ready to appoint a main contractor whilst finalising all the necessary consents; the confirmed programme will become clearer in the next few months.

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Supporters of Cobham Dairy

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We are delighted to welcome heritage insurance specialists, Ecclesiastical, as the lead funders of the project. Ecclesiastical matched the first £200,000 raised from other supporters, securing the first £400,000 of funding for the Dairy. Ecclesiastical also insure Landmark and its buildings. We are hugely grateful for their generosity. 

Ecclesiastical is a special kind of business, giving back to the communities with whom we do our business.  As heritage specialists in the insurance world, I am delighted we are partnering the Landmark Trust in saving this important building for the nation and at the same time supporting the specialist craftsmen and women who will benefit from applying their skills in a high-quality restoration project.  Ecclesiastical believes in building long-term relationships with its customers, working together for the greater good and making a difference to everyone’s quality of life”.  Mark Hews, Group CEO, Ecclesiastical Insurance

Guardians of Cobham Dairy:
Dr and Mrs J Bull, Cobham Hall Heritage Trust, Mr S Conrad, Dr C Guettler, Mr J and Mrs J MacIntyre, and Mr and Mrs M Seale.

Patrons and other generous individuals: 
Mrs C Alderson, Mr A Baker, Mr M Caporn, Mrs C Couchman, Ms S Darling, Mr H Eddis, Mr C Giffin, Mrs R Harvey, Mr D Haunton, Mr D Holberton, Mr S and Mrs R Jordan, Mr R Joye, Mr and Mrs R Lockyer, Dr and Mrs C Lott, Mr S Martin, Mr G Neame, Mr M Power, Mr B J Preston, Dr R Schofield, Mr B Sealey, Mr J Sharman, Mrs P Spens, and Mr A Wilson.

Charitable Trusts and Statutory Grants: 
The Aall Foundation, Bunbury Charitable Trust, The Leslie Mary Carter Charitable Trust, The Country Houses Foundation, The Eversley Trust, The Greys Charitable Trust, The H B Allen Charitable Trust, The Charles Michael Holloway Charitable Trust, William & Edith Oldham Charitable Trust, The Leche Trust, The Oakdale Trust, The Pilgrim Trust, The Sainer Charity, and the Helen Robertson Charitable Trust. 

Gifts in wills:
Mrs S Preston, Mr J Senior, and Mrs P Smith.


£1,500 has been donated to the Cobham Dairy appeal thanks to our previous tie-up with Waitrose. Donations from sales on a bespoke case of wine and commission from grocery deliveries generated a healthy contribution towards saving this special building. Sincere thanks to Waitrose and our customers. 

We are also grateful to the generous Guardians, Patrons and other supporters who have chosen to remain anonymous and to everybody else who has already supported the appeal.