Friends Make Big Donation To Chiswick House Playground

£20,000 to restore the area by the cafe and make it safe to reopen

Donor Paul Cooney of Horton and Garton with model of Chiswick House
Donor Paul Cooney of Horton and Garton with model of Chiswick House


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The Chiswick House Friends have donated £20,000 to the first stage restoration of the currently closed Chiswick House and Gardens playground by the café.

The initial phase of the work will fix the broken equipment and make the playground safe to reopen early next year. A subsequent fundraiser will be launched to invest in new equipment later in the year.

This brings to £60,000 donations to the House and Gardens from the Friends since Covid restrictions began, and includes £25,000 raised by the Chiswick House Lego Brick Model which remains the Friends’ main fundraiser.

The model, which is built as donations are made, is just over one third of the way to its £75,000 target, and progress images are updated every other day here. This page lists donors of more than £15: to make your donation click here.

Chiswick House & Gardens Trust was awarded £308,000 from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund earlier this year but this money could not be used for work on the playground.

The Chiswick House Friends is an independent charity that exists to support the preservation and appropriate development of Chiswick House and Gardens, and to educate visitors in its history and significance.

Chiswick House and Gardens Trust have set out their vision and ambitions in a 10 year Business Plan which can be found on the website.

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November 29, 2020

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