• Tavistock Heritage Trust

Success for first THT fundraising event

Updated: Jan 19, 2019

The first ever fundraising event for Tavistock Heritage Trust took place on the 8th November in the old Tavistock Magistrate's Court. The Trust held an auction night to raise funds to help support heritage projects in Tavistock. More than 30 people attended and helped to raise a staggering £1,120. The auction night had 16 prizes donated by local businesses showing their support for this newly formed Charitable Trust. Key prizes included a signed Arsenal Shirt, a drone flight from Dragonfly Drones, a framed heritage map of Tavistock from Go Maps and other wonderful prizes donated by the Moorland Garden Hotel, The Bedford Hotel, Miss Ivy Events, Walter C Parsons, Claire Doyle Marketing, A New Southwest, Howell's Butchers, Tavistock Golf Club and Made with Maturity. The auctioneer for the evening was Leanne Elliott from Certitude Services who made the night entertaining for all. The Trust was also delighted to help support new local business Peace and Coffee who provided the wonderful catering served from a classic and beautifully converted Piaggio Ape.

Sue Spackman, chair of the Trust, said "We are delighted with the outcome of our first fundraising event and so grateful for the support from local businesses and residents of the area."

The Trust are organising a Heritage walking tour on the 24th November, Tavistock's Pubs and Breweries, Past and Present. Tickets cost just £5.50 and are bookable online.

The Trust will also be taking part in Dickensan Evening by opening up the former Magistrate's Court for visitors to come in and find out more about the work of the Trust and how they can get involved.