Membership of FoBT

New members are always welcome.

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About the Friends

Introduction

The “Friends of Buckden Towers” exists to support the owners of Buckden Towers in the care and maintenance of the property, and to promote the profile of The Towers as an interesting place to visit.

The “Friends” are constituted as a Charitable Trust and Registered Charity, First Registered on 5th May 1977. Registered charity Number: 273480.

The Trust’s Deeds may be viewed on request to the Chairman of The Council of Management at the address in the footer.

A Council of Management composed of up to 12 members, some of whom are also Trustees, run the Charity.

The Council raises funds, which are dispersed in the management and activities of The Council, and in the provision of grants towards the owners of Buckden Towers in connection with the purchase of furnishings and the maintenance of the property.

Fund raising activities are through membership fees, grants, social activities, giving tours to the public, and through specialist events such as an Annual Plant Sale Day and Heritage Day.

The Annual Report and Accounts for the last financial year may be viewed on request to the Chairman of The Council of Management at the address given above.



Grants to the Owners

Some of the grants made to the Owners over the last few years may be viewed below;

Year Amount In Respect of....
2016/2017 £2550
£350
Grants for grounds maintenence
Reconstruction of viewing platform
2017/2018 £2400
£1396
£703
Grants for grounds maintenance
Purchase of benches for Knot Garden
Timber surrounds to beds in Knot Garden
2018/2019 £4900 Grants for grounds maintenance
2019/2020 £2400 Grants for grounds maintenance



The Mike Kiely Memorial Trophy

A trophy was presented to The Friends by a Member to commemorate the memory of Michael Kiely, RIP, founder member of the Trust and a Council Member and Trustee. The trophy called the Michael Kiely Memorial Trophy is awarded annually at the AGM to the member(s) of the Trust who has/have, in the Council of Management’s opinion, made some significant contribution to some aspect of the Trust’s work.

The Following are the recipients over the past few years;

Year Recipient Contribution

2015/2016

Christine Lawrence

For her contribution in coordinating and giving tours of Buckden Towers over many years.

2016/2017

John Thelwall

Has been Chairman of The Council for four years and has enthusiastically supported all the activities of The Friends.

2017/2018

Tessa Croker

For her service over many years in organising and managing refreshments for the Annual Plant Sale

2018/2019

Margaret Street

Awarded posthumously for many years of service in support of the activities of FoBT

2019/2020

Pat Huff

Has been Chariman of the council for four years and has enthusiastically supported all the activities of the Friends, and in particular for her excellent organisation of the Annual Plant Sale


Address

The Friends of Buckden Towers 
The Towers 
High Street 
Buckden 
St Neots 
Cambridgeshire 
PE19 5TA



Contact Email Address

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