Society has been enormously encouraged by the generosity of all those
who responded to our restoration appeal. The target was achieved
and the restoration of the Badges on Fovant Down has been completed.
that is not the end of the story. Contractors were employed to carry
out the restoration programme; volunteer labour
is no longer appropriate for this work. The same expertise must be
employed for annual maintenance if we are to hold off for as long as
possible the need for a further, more daunting, restoration project
in the future. Annual maintenance, more thorough than hitherto, involves
strimming all the grassy areas within the cattle fences and weeding
and compacting the chalk surfaces. In addition, each of the Badges
will be surface re-chalked every 3-4 years as experience dictates.
At 2003 prices, this is expected to cost £15,000 each year. This
is higher than our current and projected income level over the next
How can you help? By becoming a member of the Fovant Badges
Society, by making a donation, by using Gift Aid Relief, by supporting
us at the annual Drumhead Service, by leaving a legacy in your Will.
And telling your interested friends about us!
- For membership (we suggest a minimum of £15pa) and
donations, please use an application form – Click HERE to Download – or
write to, or e-mail, the Membership Officer (click on ‘Contacts’).
It is enormously helpful to us, and maybe to you, if you pay your annual
subscription by Standing Order (on the application form), annually,
quarterly or monthly. Members, and recent donors, receive the annual
newsletter normally posted February/March each year.
- A vital part of the Society’s
income comes from reclaiming income tax on donations and membership
subscriptions. Please use
the Gift Aid declaration on the application form if it is appropriate
to your circumstances.
we are a registered charity, gifts made the Society by your
Will are, under current UK legislation, granted exemption
from Inheritance Tax liability. Should you wish to make such
a provision, please consult your own solicitor, giving the Society’s
name, registered charity No. 1045087 and long term address,
Badges Society, Fovant, Salisbury, SP3 5JL.
us at the Annual Drumhead service followed by a sociable cup of tea
and meeting your
friends on the lawns of East Farm, Fovant.
Click on ‘Publications + Events’ for details.
Your Friends about us. Give them our website address
or ask for free, one-page
leaflets from either the Publications or
the Membership officers. Click on ‘Contacts’.