The Wrekin Walk Fundraiser

Sunnycroft Halliday glasshouse

Do something amazing this spring and on the weekend that the clocks leap forward, join us on a fundraising walk up the Wrekin to help raise funds to conserve our rare conservatory.

Why look after this building?

Our very rare, very delicate Halliday conservatory needs your fundraising feet to help with it's restoration. Believed to be just one of two left in the country, our exquisite Victorian hot house is in the last push of fundraising for its imminent restoration. Help us achieve this endeavour and join us in this challenging yet manageable walk up the iconic local landmark, the Wrekin; part of the Shropshire Hills AONB, a site of special geological interest, and legend has it made by a giant!

Built in 1899, by the firm R. Halliday and Company, who specialised in hot houses and hot water systems. The design of the conservatory is elegant and refined, showing off the peak of engineering at the time, with its slender cast iron rods that support a delicate wooden frame and many panes of glass. It was positioned just outside the French windows that lead out of the drawing room, so the lady of Sunnycroft could take her guests out to look at it easily.

Inside the Halliday conservatory at Sunnycroft
Inside the Halliday conservatory at Sunnycroft
Inside the Halliday conservatory at Sunnycroft

The Wrekin Walk Fundraiser

This guided walk from Sunnycroft is led by a local walks leader and volunteers. You will walk over 7 miles up to the top of the Wrekin for lunch. Then you'll take a steady walk back down to Sunnycroft to enjoy a well-deserved cream tea on the veranda. To register is £20 per person and we're asking you to get spornsored and try to raise a little more for us. The walk takes place on Saturday 28 March 10am to 4pm, to book your place please click here.

 

New Fundrasing packs

If you would like to try other ways to fundraise for us you can send off for one of our new fundraising packs, each pack is full of ideas, tips, advice, and resources to help you get started. Help your local space with a sponsored litter pick or organise a bake sale, turn your passion into a fundraising success for Sunnycroft. Click here to get your fundrasing pack.

When you visit Sunnycroft, nibble a slice of cake or help us to fundrase for our conservatory, you're helping conserve and maintain this special place for future generations. Thank you for your support. 

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Conserving our conservatory 

Find out how you can support our fundraising appeal to save our conservatory.