Staffordshire Centre

Supporting The National Trust

The proceeds from events that we organise are used to support the National Trust. The following gives a summary of the results of our efforts at Shugborough in recent years.

Shugborough Update – December 2023

We have recently received an update from Shugborough on what is happening with the donation made by our members this year. The Touch and See tactile book for the mansion is being organised by Partnerships & Participation Manager Arry Cain. She is working directly with the RNIB. They have identified the content that will bring the journey through the mansion alive and are in the process of writing and editing the narrative and sourcing the high-resolution images which will be used to create the book. The aim is to have the book created for the reopening of the Mansion in the Spring.
Work on the Yew Garden is progressing well and Marc Brown, the Apprentice Gardener at Shugborough who is managing this project, has given a detailed update.
The old herbaceous long border in the formal gardens was tired and no longer suitable for the challenges of climate change. It was initially called the Yew Garden but as the design came together, it has been re-named the Serenity Garden, and a garden is being created that will benefit visitors across all seasons.

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50th Anniversary Donation Helps Visually Impaired Visitors

In its fiftieth year, the centre has donated £3,500 to the Shugborough estate. The bulk of the money will fund the creation of a Touch and See tactile tour book and map, such as the one in the picture, of the mansion, in conjunction with the RNIB, for visitors who are blind or visually impaired.

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Planting Trees and Wildflower Meadows

The benefits of planting parkland trees and the creation of a wildflower meadow will be seen for years to come, creating a bright and beautiful, wildlife friendly, part of the garden, and another wonderful legacy of the group.

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Sponsoring The Shugborough Bookshop

See how an initial donation can generate significant fundraising rewards and make a big difference to conservation and restoration efforts.

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