£3,000 raised at dinner for Richmondshire Museum

A fundraising dinner held by Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust (RBPT) proved a winner with the guests who attended the event at the Garden Rooms at Tenants in Leyburn.

Based on the theme of Yorkshire Film and TV, the evening was organised to raise funds for work on the Richmondshire Museum, where repairs to windows, doors, walls and the main roof are urgently needed to preserve the historic fabric of the buildings.

A major part of this work requires special scaffolding and around £15,000 is needed to carry out the work.

The dinner was a fun and interesting evening with Amanda Berry, who spoke about her journey from pupil at Richmond Lower School to becoming Chief Executive of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA),

After the meal guests took part in an auction of donated items, including a limited edition print by local artist Ed Kluz; canapes and Champagne at BAFTA’s headquarters with Amanda Berry; a tour of the House of Lords and drinks with Baroness Harris of Richmond; a two-night stay at Edinburgh’s Salisbury Green Hotel and Bistro; an overnight stay at The Burgoyne Hotel in Reeth and a print by local artist Lucy Pittaway.

The evening raised over £3,000 to go towards the work at Richmondshire Museum through the RBPT’s small grants fund, which will be contributing a further £5,000 for the works.

Fund raising by the museum continues to raise the additional £7,000 required.

For more information on organising your own event and other ways of helping the funding appeal, please email Mike Wood at admin@richmondshiremuseum.org.uk