The Friends of Washington Old Hall

The Friends of Washington Old Hall

Guided tour of our Nature conservation work in the Nuttery © WOH

Guided tour of our Nature conservation work in the Nuttery

We are an independent registered charity formed in 1986 whose objectives are to promote the preservation of Washington Old Hall by raising funds to improve visitor facilities and to enhance the quality of the hall’s immediate surroundings. We have an established programme of events and raise funds throughout the year. Newcomers are always welcome to get involved.

Raising Funds

 

We actively raise income through tearoom sales, bric a brac sales, village walks, events and education activities.
Since 2008 we have raised more than £20,000 on bric a brac alone.
 

Projects

Hazel Coppice Course © Ellaine Hush

Hazel Coppice Course

We have supported many projects which have improved access and visitor enjoyment.

Access

herring bone paving © WOH

herring bone paving

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, garden paths were renewed and improved and an outdoor lift installed in the garden making all the gardens fully accessible.

 

The Nuttery

Follow the path through the hazels in the nuttery © Ellaine Hush

Follow the path through the hazels in the nuttery

Purchased in 1988, and later planted with avenues of nut trees including hazels and almonds.  Now a popular haven for wildlife and visitors.

Orchard House

Follow the path through the hazels in the nuttery © Ellaine Hush

Follow the path through the hazels in the nuttery

We contributed to the purchase and conversion of Orchard House, creating a much needed education space.

Current Work

Sunderland in Bloom award winners © WOH

Sunderland in Bloom award winners

Our current project is Nature on Your Doorstep. To find out more follow link

Events

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We host various events throughout the year including 4th July Flag Raising Ceremony in partnership with the City of Sunderland and local schools, Conservation Open Day and the Summer Garden Party.

 

The Social Side

Staff and volunteers take a break after Jubilee street party © WOH

We offer many opportunities to get involved with social events throughout the year including Christmas dinner, George Washington's Birthday and a summer barbeque.

Becoming a Friend

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Becoming a member is easy!  It only costs £3 for an individual and £5 per couple.  Simply fill in the form (below) and return it to us along with the fee.  You will receive a membership card, two newsletters a year, invitations to Friends events throughout the year and annual entry to Washington Old Hall.

Volunteer

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Join in and become a volunteer. It is a good opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and have fun, whilst supporting Washington Old Hall.
Get involved in the Friends' Tearoom, join the education team or muck in the gardens.  See NT join in page!
 

Contact us

Staff and volunteers take a break after Jubilee street party © WOH

email kate.gardner@nationaltrust.org.uk


Tel. 0191 4166879


The Friends of Washington Old Hall - The Avenue - Washington Village - Washington - NE387LE
 

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