Celebrating 125 years

2020 is the 125th anniversary of the National Trust and to celebrate this special birthday, we're aiming to raise £125,000 to support a number of special projects across the English Riviera properties; Greenway, Coleton Fishacre, Bradley Manor and Compton Castle.

" the need of quiet, the need of air, and I believe the sight of sky and of things growing, seem human needs, common to all men"

The National Trust was founded in 1895 to care for historic properties, areas of beautiful countryside and to provide access to green spaces for everyone. 

The values are the same then as they are today, and throughout 2020 we'll be celebrating the here and now. By fundraising for these projects, we hope to improve accessibility to areas for wellbeing and the opportunity to make all visitors to these places welcome. 


We're fundraising for these special projects

Meet some of the 125 fundraisers...

Laura Cooper is running 125 miles over 10 half marathons for the National Trust

Laura is hoping to complete 125 miles during 10 half marathons

Greenway's House Steward Laura has decided to fundraise for Agatha's summerhouse and flowerbeds. She's hoping by running 125 miles during 10 half marathons we'll be able to raise the funds to restore this piece of the garden in what was described by Agatha as 'the loveliest place in the world'.

Volunteer Rosemary is fundraising for the National Trust

Volunteer Rosemary wants to help look after these special places

Volunteer Rosemary is a historian and costumed interpreter, and as well as volunteering for the National Trust she has many happy memories of family visits. She wants her grandchildren to have the same opportunities, so has offered to take the character 'Lady Katherine' on tour offering talks for a fee and hoping to raise £1,250.

Sue Gorman is running 125km over 12.5weeks

Sue is running 125km over 12.5 weeks

Fundraising Manager Sue holds Agatha Christie's holiday home in a special place. Greenway was the first National Trust property Sue visited when she moved to Devon in 2002, and she fell in love with the views of the Dart from the top of Greenway. She's decided to run 125km over 12.5 weeks to raise money for Agatha's summerhouse. Her husband Phil is joining in the fundraising by trying to complete 125 birdies in six months.

Volunteer Officer Laura will be trekking 125km in Jordan

Laura will be trekking 125km to ancient Petra

Fascinated by ancient Petra and passionate about the National trust, Volunteer Officer Laura will be setting off to walk 125km through Jordan to raise money for Agatha Christie's summerhouse. Agatha Christie and her husband Max explored the Middle East on their archaeological digs and her novel 'Appointment with Death' is set in Petra, so Laura is following in her footsteps.

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