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Our current fundraising aim is to raise the money required to carry out the necessary extension and refurbishment work at Pond House to create a home which will accommodate six supported Cohousing members and a co-worker family, a short distance from our main site, in an ideal location in the village of Wadhurst and within very close proximity to all local amenities.

The ambitious fundraising target for this whole project is £612,154.  We have raised over three quarters of this already, securing funding from a range of well-respected trusts and foundations, local community fundraising initiatives, several companies and many of our own internal fundraising events.  

We need your help to meet our target, so we can bring all aspects and details of the property up to the required excellent standard and fit for purpose to enable the supported cohousers to move in by September 2021.  We want to equip and fit out the house appropriately, improve access to the building and landscape the grounds.  

Click here for more information about Pond House

Please contact the fundraising team if you are able to make a contribution to this very worthwhile cause.  All donations, large or small, will go towards helping us reach our goal.  There are a variety of ways you can make your donation:

• we can give you the information on how to make a direct bank transfer to The Mount, email Fundraising for this

• you can Click here to donate with Virgin Money Just Giving 

• download and print the donation form at the bottom of the page, and post your cheque to 
The Mount Camphill Community, Faircrouch Lane, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6PT

Fundraising Newsletter – July 2020

Our latest newsletter, with an update on fundraising activities during the last six months, is available to download below.  If you would like to be put on our newsletter mailing list, please email us by clicking here Fundraising


50th Anniversary tote bags 

Our stylish, reusable cotton tote shopping bags (pictured opposite) to commemorate The Mount's 50th Anniversary are available to buy at £5 each including postage and packaging.  Please email Fundraising to place your order stating how many you would like to buy.  All profits will go towards our Pond House renovation and refurbishment appeal.

easyfundraising & AmazonSmile 

are ways for you to support and give donations to The Mount, at no cost to you, when you shop online.

Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations to The Mount.  Just start your online shopping first at www.easyfundraising.org.uk then shop as normal.  They have over 4000 retailers to choose from and when you have shopped they will then make a small donation to us to say thank you.  

AmazonSmile is a way for you to support and give donations to The Mount, at no cost to you, when you shop with Amazon.
Shopping with smile.amazon.co.uk is exactly the same as Amazon, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price on eligible items to The Mount!

Signing up is easy!

Here's how to shop AmazonSmile:

1. Go to smile.amazon.co.uk and login with your existing Amazon account or create a new one using your preferred email address.
2. Once logged in, scroll down and type "The Mount Camphill Community" in the box as the charitable organisation to support and click 'search'.
3. Click 'select' to choose The Mount to receive the donations.
4. Check the box acknowledging that you must visit smile.amazon.co.uk each time you shop in order to support The Mount and click 'Start shopping'. Continue from there as normal.

Remember that you will always need to log in via smile.amazon.co.uk for this to work each time.

If you have any queries about this please do not hesitate to contact us here Fundraising . Please could you spread the word to your families and friends and encourage them to use this very easy way to donate to The Mount.

Become a Friend of The Mount - regular giving

Become a regular Friend of The Mount and help sustain our unique community.  You can give regular support to ensure that we can continue to offer a richer, fuller life to young adults with learning disabilities now and for years to come.  Find out more and complete the regular giving donation form.

Fundraising with The Mount - at home or a challenge event, set up your own fundraising page …

We are here to help you set up your own fundraising page and to advise you on events and sponsorship.  Run a marathon, skydive, swim a mile or host a tea party for friends.  Please contact the fundraising team to find out more.

Gifts in Wills/donate in memory

A gift in your Will can help support our young people here at The Mount for years to come.

What kind of gift can you leave?

A specific gift …
A gift in trust or ‘life interest’ …
A cash gift or ‘pecuniary gift’ …
A share of your estate or ‘residuary gift’

Gift Aid

Make your donation go even further with Gift Aid.
By completing a Gift Aid form we can claim extra money on donations you have given in the past. All it takes is a quick tick. For every £1 you donate we can claim back a further 25p. So, if you have made a donation to The Mount, and are eligible, please download, fill out and return a Gift Aid form today.
This will not cost you anything, but will help us on our way to our fundraising target!

Am I eligible?

As a donor, you must:
• have paid at least as much in Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in that tax year as you want to claim in Gift Aid
• make a Gift Aid declaration that gives you permission to claim