There are several ways you can support the Castle.
Whittington Castle Preservation Trust relies on the income we generate to support the maintenance and development of the Castle. Running costs are high. Insurance alone is over £11,000 per annum and recent entry road improvements cost just under £6,000. Resurfacing the car park will be three time that and, in time, we will need to dredge the moat as it is slowly silting up.
Our visitors and supporters are generous but there is always more we can do if the funds are there.
By making a one-off or regular gift to the Castle you are helping with the maintenance and upkeep of the Castle, grounds, waterway and moat as well as providing education and interpretation resources to support school visits. The Castle is now registered for Gift Aid which adds 25p to every pound you donate.
If you would like to speak about giving a donation or leaving a legacy please contact, in confidence, our General Manager, Kimberley Powell, Jonjo Evans or Davina Fairweather, Trustees at [email protected].
You can also donate to the castle via our go fund me page. Please click the button below to visit the page.
Join as a Castle Member
Membership is a great way to show your support for the Castle and feel a part of what we do.
Your membership fee will help us by:
- providing funds for the preservation of an ancient monument
- building up reserves
- being a sounding board for our plans
Benefits you’ll receive in year one
- free car parking for the 12 months of your membership
- a free copy of our guidebook
- regular updates and newsletters
- priority ticketing for Castle events – just let us know well in advance
After 12 months you will receive a renewal invitation. When you renew with us you will receive these additional benefits by way of thanking you for your ongoing support.
- special members’ only events
- a members’ loyalty card for kitchen@thecastle – we’ll stamped it twice for you
- discounts on meeting room hire, subject to availability and numbers
- complementary tickets to our annual expert-led mince pie tours at Christmas
If you are interested in getting involved at Whittington Castle, please click on the images below to fill in the appropriate form. Thank you!
Leave a legacy in your Will
Help us keep Whittington Castle open for generations to come by leaving a gift in your Will.
We appreciate that making a Will is a sensitive and highly personal matter, but if you decide to leave a gift to us, we would love to know so we can thank you properly during your lifetime. Informing us of your plans will also give us the opportunity to ensure we fully understand your wishes.
Everyone who chooses to leave a legacy in their Will to the Castle will become a member of the Lady Eleanor Society. In the C14th, Lady Eleanor, who married Fulk VI, created the Castle’s pleasure garden and refurbished the apartments
It’s very important when making or updating a Will to seek independent professional advice from a solicitor so we have teamed up with specialists Severn Estate Planning in Shrewsbury to offer you a free, no obligations Charity Will writing service.
SEP will waive their fee for writing a basic Will when clients agree to leave a donation to us. We would like to make is clear, however, that when you use this service, you are under no obligation to leave money to WCPT or anybody else. Your Will should represent your wishes.
Call Severn Estate Planning on 01743 387990 or email [email protected] to discuss your Will and to arrange a Charity Will. Find out more at https://www.severnestate.co.uk/