Fundraising at Lyveden

Fiction books in the Fundraising Room

Lyveden’s fundraising room is located next to the Visitor Centre when you enter the property.

To look after Lyveden you can

  • purchase a raffle ticket
  • make a donation
  • buy donated goods in the fundraising room
  • donate books
  • treat yourself in the tearoom and shop
  • join as a member at the property
Knitted sheep are springing into our Fundraising Room
Basket of knitted items
Knitted sheep are springing into our Fundraising Room

All the money from fundraising at the property will support Lyveden Reconnected; a project to preserve and protect Lyveden for ever, for everyone. This project will mean visitors can experience Lyveden as Sir Thomas intented, as a journey through his elaborately designed Elizabethan gardens before viewing the garden lodge itself.

Looking down to the manor
View of Lyveden manor from the gardens
Looking down to the manor

The story of Lyveden is a poignant and dramatic example of one man standing up for his beliefs in dangerous times, in an act of quiet and creative rebellion. The Lyveden Reconnected project will enable us to delve deeper into how and why Sir Thomas created the garden and lodge at Lyveden, and to explore the relevance of his story in our modern world.

Our knit and natter volunteers have lots of cute creations
Knitted caterpillars peek from the box of items
Our knit and natter volunteers have lots of cute creations

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the historic buildings in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful homes and stunning gardens. They also ensure that future generations have places where they can be inspired by stories of the past, enjoy peace and time to reflect, and make memories to treasure.

Selection of childrens literature
Childrens books on display in the Fundraising Room
Selection of childrens literature

Your donation will help to shape the future at Lyveden, through the Reconnected project. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.

Models of Lyveden New Bield created by one of our volunteers
Models of the New Bield, finished and unfinished
Models of Lyveden New Bield created by one of our volunteers