Donate to the Park
The Vale and Downland Museum in Wantage holds leaflets, which contain Donation Forms, Gift Aid Declarations and Standing Order Mandates in favour of the Park. Download a Donation Form.
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As the Trust's Treasurer, Terry Gashe, indicates there are other one-off ways in which people can donate.
"For example, there are both individuals and families, who have donated trees, shrubs, climbing roses, bulbs, seats etc as a way of acknowledging the pleasure enjoyed from use of the Park.
Some residents of Wantage have expressed a wish that after cremation their ashes should be spread in the Park. In such cases, generous donations have been made by families of the deceased."
The inclusion of a legacy as part of a Will is for some people another satisfying way of helping with the upkeep of the Park and its principal features. Major surgery to mature tress; repairs to the boundary fence, the Leat revetments and the path network, not to mention periodic new planting and machinery replacement, all require captial expenditure. As a young organisation, the Trust does not yet have access to a viable Endowment Fund.
Any people wishing to make a legacy in favour of the Park are asked to seek the help of their solicitor when either making or revising a Will by codicil.
The Park's Trustees are very grateful for all such donations. They are vitally important in sustaining the many different ways in which the community is enriched by the Park.
As this section illustrates "the Park is not only for, but by and with the community."