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Bath Abbey Footprint

Bath Abbey West Front

 

Situated at the heart of this thriving city, Bath Abbey is a magnificent medieval structure that is really under pressure. A massive strain on resources is created by hundreds of thousands of visitors, a thriving congregation and the local community who use the Abbey every day.

In order to meet these demands and ensure that the building is maintained for the future we have developed a project called Footprint. So, what is Footprint and how will it help?

Footprint will :

– Fix the collapsing floor so that the Abbey can stay structurally sound and safe for everyone

– Create space for all the Abbey’s activities, mainly by going underground, including learning spaces, a refectory, kitchens and toilets.

– Improve the  access and interpretation to help people connect with the Abbey’s past and present.

– Make the Abbey adaptable for different styles of worship, a traditional choral service to more intimate and informal gatherings.

So how do we do it?

It’s going to be expensive – £19.3 million to be exact – so the Abbey needs everybody’s help. The Heritage Lottery Fund has promised £10.4 million but only if the Abbey can raise the rest by 2016. We’ve already raised some but there is still a long way to go. It’s a big job. Will you help?

For those running on behalf of Bath Abbey Footprint, we will provide:

– Footprint t-shirt / running vest

– Training guidance from our team leader, Dr Rev Sarah Hartley, who has run the Bath Half as well as the London Marathon

– A hearty and nutritious porridge breakfast on the morning of the race

– Lots of cheering and support

– Angel wings strictly optional…

 

General public places

If you already have your own independent place in the race, we would love for you to fundraise for us. Just let us know that you have your own place and we will send you all the information you need.

 

Silver Bond places

If you are unable to secure a general place, we have a few Silver Bond places still available. We would ask you to pay the £35 entrance fee and raise a further £200 (minimum) in pledges and sponsorship.

Corporate Challenge teams

Come on – get the whole office involved! For more information go to the Corporate Challenge page and then let us know you’re running the Bath Half for Footprint.

Sign up to support Bath Abbey Footprint

Contact our fundraising team on 01225 303314 or kmcgill@bathabbey.org