The Board, staff and volunteers of the Heugh Battery Museum would like to thank everyone who has made a donation to our funding campaign in 2019.
We are so pleased that more people are coming to visit the museum and coffee shop as a result of the publicity we have had in the Hartlepool Mail, on BBC Tees, Look North and Teesside TV.
It is always difficult to admit that things are not going right, but when the Museum went public to ask for help to raise money to keep us open what a response you gave us! We did not realise the strength of feeling for the museum, and how passionately the people of Hartlepool (and supporters from all over the world!) would take up the challenge of saving us. So we have a very special list of thank you’s:
All of the Tommy2Tommy walkers and Wonsie Waddlers, and the brilliant organisers of the walk – Stephen Piction and team. Also, those who donated prizes and helped out on the day of the event, including: Hartlepool Silver Band, ITV News, The Seatones and the Heugh Bowmen.
Sabaton – Swedish heavy rock band, all their fans who bought t-shirts and their staff at Noise Cartel.
The Hartlepool Mail for the support and publicity throughout this year.
North East Land, Sea and Air Museum for bringing a WWI aircraft to show
The Military Vehicles Association who helped us create a great event, supported by 29th Field Kitchen, the Heugh Bowmen, Hebburn Badger, Fresh Bakes and Yvonne the Vintage Vocalist
BAE systemsir donation and the support of their apprentices and staff in repainting the Saracen Armoured car.
LillyAnne’s Coffee Shop for sharing supplies and information
TDM Friction, Pools Surplus Stores, Labour North, GMB Union for their donations
Residents and friends of Priory Court and Hartfields Resident’s Group for fundraising and donating
Ben Houchen for helping with publicity and encouraging the donation from Vivid Economics
Heugh Bowmen for attending our big events and donating their proceeds
All the businesses who have put out collection tins for us: Judith’s Fruiterers, Headland McColls, Mill House Inn and Duke of Cleveland
Ian Griffiths fundraiser @Victoria Arms
Pindrop @ Fisherman’s Arms
Mike Hill for his support in publicising the museum
Individual donations from:
Mr & Mrs Jenkinson
Mr A Weland
Mrs L Lance
Ms J Doughty and Ms L Gauntlett
Invictus Active has welcomed the Heugh Battery Museum onto their website and if customers choose us, they will donate £10 to us for every purchase made! http://www.invictusactive.com/
Thank you to whoever suggested us as their charity when they made a recent purchase.
The Heugh Battery Museum relies on the help and support of many people and organisations as well as our outstanding fundraisers. We would like to thank the following for their contribution to keeping the museum open to the public.
Our visitors: We we welcomed an astonishing 4000 people to the museum this year. Another 1800 came to sample our delicious cakes, scones and other food in Poppy cafe. Schools brought over 1400 children to the museum, with more uniformed groups, care homes and other groups coming for private tours.
Our volunteers: where would we be without the many volunteers we have coming in to work with schools, maintain the fabric of the museum, help with events, help in the cafe and staff the museum on open days? Our volunteers contributed almost 2,500 hours to the museum this year! They are the bedrock of the Heugh Battery Museum and their friendly welcome is what visitors remember most in their comments to us.
Our donors: lots of individuals entrust us with items which are important and valuable to them so that we can continue to tell new stories in years to come. Some fantastic objects make their way into our collection each year. Gary Douthwaite made a particularly big donation of his families wartime memorabilia, his Great grandfather won the DSO here at the Heugh Battery during the Bombardment in 1914.
Our colleagues and suppliers: Here are some of the individuals, groups and companies we have had the good fortune to work with:
- Heugh Yarners in the Community who give so much to make the museum and the Headland a better place
- Durham Pals Living History Group for standing in the cold every 16th December and coming to talk to visitors on open days
- Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums for support with the technical side of running a museum
- Heather Richardson, Regional Curator for help with the collection
- Hartlepool Borough Council, including Cultural Services, Adult Education and Routes to Work
- The Battlefields Trust for ideas and invitations to events
- Teesside University for their provision of an intern on placement
- Dennis Wake for his donations and woodcraft
- Shabeena Anait for her support and guidance through our re-accreditation process
Our partnerships: we are very lucky to be involved with the Seascape Partnership, Wintertide Festival, Armed Forces Liaison Group and Coastal Communities.
The museum also enjoys good links with Bloom In Art, Summerhill Country Park, Hartlepool College of Further Education, Hartlepool Sixth Form College, The Northern School of Art, North East Land Sea and Air Museum, Bailiffegate Museum, The Time Travelling Tea Tent, The Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, Fishburn Brass Band, VIP Friendship Group, Hartlepool Friends of Wild Green Spaces, Hartlepool Carnival Committee, Santander Bank, MV Coronia, Hartlepool Ukulele Group, the Waterfront Festival, INFOTECH, Raw 30, Forces 80 Re-enactment.
Our suppliers: who go above and beyond on many occasions
- Michelle Wright of Ellison Services for endless patience over SAGE Accounts
- The Legend of Skippy for sorting out the IT
- Keith Middleton for being fearless up a ladder
Apologies to anyone missed – please let us know so we can add you in!
Want to help us?
The Heugh Battery Museum is a registered charity and, as you can see, is reliant on the generosity of donors just like you. We are grateful to each and every individual and organisation who takes the time to support us.
There are many ways in which you can help:
Make a One-off Donation
Become a Corporate Partner
Leave a Legacy
How will your donation help?
However big or small your donation means a lot to us. Just look at some of the ways your money will be made to count:
£2,500 – is the amount of money that could cover part of the core costs of running of the Heugh Battery Museum for a month.
£1,500 – is the amount of money that could cover costs for general maintenance and improvements to the museum site.
£500 – is the amount of money that could pay for the upkeep of an archived item, the upkeep of electrical/mechanical items or buy essential gift shop/cafe items
£250 – is the amount of money that could help pay for an archivist to maintain records
£50 – is the amount of money that could help create a lesson plan for a school visit
£5 – is the amount of money that could cover the cost of web hosting or postage each month
You can help further with your donation if you are a UK taxpayer by completing a Gift Aid form with your donation.
Your support will ensure that we can continue to grow and develop, enabling everyone to enjoy the Heugh Battery Museum in the future.
If you wish to plan your giving to the Heugh Battery Museum or discuss further how you might help secure the long-term future of the project please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
A gift in your will
You might not have thought of leaving a gift to the Heugh Battery Museum in your will but you can help secure the future of the museum for all. In addition, you will be remembered on our Benefactor’s Wall and so form a tangible part of the museum itself. A gift of any amount adds to the development of the Heugh Battery Museum and can be a wonderful way to leave your legacy.
You might like to consider one of these two financial gifts to the Heugh Battery Museum:
- A pecuniary legacy is the gift of a particular sum of money (eg. £1,000), which can be index-linked to maintain its value in line with inflation.
- A residuary legacy is a share (or all) of the residue of your estate when all other commitments have been settled.
Suggested wording for your will
It is extremely simple to leave something in your will to the Heugh Battery Museum. All you need to do is include the following words:
‘I give the [sum of / % share of the residue of my estate] to the Board of Trustees of the Heugh Battery Museum, Moor Terrace, Hartlepool, TS24 0PS, UK absolutely for its general charitable purposes. I declare that the receipt of the Director or Co-Director for the time being of the Heugh Battery Museum shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executor.’
The Heugh Battery Trust is a Registered Charity, number 1106882. Please note: We strongly recommend that you consult your legal advisor when making or altering your Will. This is especially important for supporters outside England and Wales, where different laws apply.
Leaving a legacy can be tax-effective as gifts to charities like the Heugh battery Museum are exempt from inheritance tax. I
Everyone’s tax situation is different and we always recommend you seek individual advice from your financial or legal adviser.
Should you wish to discuss any of this further, please contact us: email@example.com
Meaningful partnerships to enhance businesses and build long-term relationships are at the heart of the Heugh Battery Museum’s approach.
We offer a variety of creative opportunities for businesses to support our aspirations, with benefits including high-profile branding, tailored client entertaining, and staff and community engagement.
By partnering with the Heugh Battery Museum, you’ll benefit from exciting opportunities to reach and influence thousands of engaged consumers with compelling bespoke solutions. We can offer your company a wide range of partnership possibilities geared towards creating:
- Positive brand perception
- Favourable PR opportunities
- Unique marketing opportunities
- Enhanced corporate social responsibility
- Exclusive staff & client engagement opportunities
Listening is our business. We’d love to hear your thoughts so let’s get together and talk about crafting a partnership with your business’s aims and objectives in mind.
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