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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.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for our Fundraising Photo Gallery

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 during spring 2022.  We want to equip and fit out the house appropriately, improve access to the building and landscape the grounds.  

The Mount has launched a crowdfunding campaign – Close the Gap – on Virgin Money Giving to help raise £20,000 towards their Pond House appeal.  

Please help us to get nearer to our target and make a donation.  
Use the following link to find out more, see the video clip and make your donation

Close The Gap crowdfunding appeal

The money raised will enable Pond House to be extended, renovated, refurbished and kitted out for six young adults to live there.  This pioneering new model of provision, called cohousing, offers young people with learning disabilities supported, independent living, outside The Mount’s main campus but within walking distance to it and most importantly within just a 5 minute stroll into the heart of Wadhurst.  Two of the cohousers are proud to tell you why Pond House is so important to them in the video clip.  See the cohousing pages to find out more.

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 – June 2021

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


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’

Download the leaflet below for more information

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