Help bring Folkestone’s Gem back to life

by The Folkestone Leas Lift Company Charity

Help bring Folkestone’s Gem back to life by The Folkestone Leas Lift Company Charity cover photo

£20,561.50

raised by 78 donations

of £70,000.00 Target Goal

29%

The Story

2022 is an exciting year for the Folkestone Leas Lift Company CIO as we embark on our project, Restoring Folkestone’s Gem for the Community, bringing the much-loved Leas Lift back to life with 21st century facilities. We were delighted at the end of last year when our application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund was successful. Together with the Section 106 funding from the development of the seafront by the Folkestone Harbour and the generous contributions from our donors we have secured nearly £4.6 million of this £5 million project. To raise the remaining £400,000 (without which our National Lottery Heritage Fund grant will be withdrawn) we will be approaching trusts and foundations, companies, individuals and our community. We have set the target of raising £70,000 of our £400,000 from community fundraising and we will launch a fundraising appeal later in the year which we hope you will support. It will include options to make a contribution to a specific part of the project, including a sponsor a sleeper initiative. In the meantime, if you would like to make a contribution or get involved in the project you can donate on this page or email leaslift@vidi.co.uk. Each and every donation will take us one step closer to our goal. Restoring Folkestone’s Gem for the Community will secure the future of one of only three remaining water-balanced lifts in the country - a rare and remarkable survival. Repairs and conservation works will be undertaken to make the Lift usable again and fully accessible to all. It will be a welcoming space for everyone irrespective of background, abilities and learning needs and there will be a wide range of exciting activities and enhanced visitor facilities including an extended café – building on its existing popularity. We hope you share our enthusiasm for this transformational project and give it your support.

The Folkestone Leas Lift Company Charity

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Help bring Folkestone’s Gem back to life: Latest Donations

Anonymous donated £10.00 on 2022/11/22 at 15:55.

Anonymous donated £100.00+ £25.00 on 2022/11/5 at 16:12.

Anonymous donated £10.00+ £2.50 on 2022/11/4 at 8:41.

Sara donated £5.00+ £1.25 on 2022/11/1 at 3:55.

Anonymous donated £50.00+ £12.50 on 2022/10/30 at 10:26.

Anonymous donated £100.00+ £25.00 on 2022/10/29 at 15:42.