Make a donation
The Friends are always seeking the financial donations and support that will allow us to better assist and support the Museums, our focus currently being the completion of the Museum’s capital project Hidden Gem to National Treasure. Donations of all sizes are welcome, as each is important to us in our work.
£50 could get our volunteer gardeners a batch of seeds to use in the replanting of the House’s garden, damaged by the construction works
£200 would buy a new garden bench, from which you could enjoy a coffee from our new café under Leighton’s Winter Studio
£470 would enable us to buy a paper plan chest for our learning space, in need of a complete fit-out
£1,100 would purchase a new Blue Indian peacock to replace our beloved ‘Percy’, who sits atop the chest in the Narcissus Hall and is looking a little worse for wear
£1,770 would help restore our collection of William De Morgan ceramics, never displayed before, to be ready to be shown in the new galleries
£5,500 could pay for the design to reproduce a pair of disappeared bookcases designed by Leighton and his architect, George Aitchison
Should you simply wish to make a donation to support the Friends, you can do so through our JustGiving website https://www.justgiving.com/FriendsofLeightonHouse/Donate
If you wish to donate directly to the Hidden Gem to National Treasure project please visit https://platform.nationalfundingscheme.org/the-friends-of-leighton-house/FLHM001
To learn more about other ways to donate please get in touch with Claudia Camus Garrido, Development Officer – Claudia.email@example.com | 02074719155.
Leave a Legacy
By leaving a legacy to the Friends of Leighton House you can help ensure that we are able to continue our support of Leighton House and 18 Stafford Terrace, ensuring that they can flourish into the future and be enjoyed by generations to come.
Leaving a bequest to a charity such as the Friends of Leighton House could also help reduce any tax burden on your estate. Liability for Inheritance Tax may be reduced or eliminated through a gift in your Will to the Friends. Your tax advisor will be able to explain this further.
Without a Will, what happens to your estate once you pass away will be decided by law. Difficulties and misunderstandings can arise, adding to the distress of your family. Depending on the value of your estate, your property could pass to your immediate family or be divided among distant relatives whom you might not have intended to benefit. If you have no living relatives and do not make a Will, the State is entitled to the whole of your estate.
A legally correct Will allows you to ensure that family and friends of your choosing will be provided for and that good causes you wish to support will also benefit
We understand that your Will is personal to you, so there is no need to inform us of your pledge unless you wish to do so. However, if you would like to tell us about plans we would be grateful as this will help us with our forward planning and enable us to provide you with appropriate information and invitations.
Please notify: The Administrator, the Friends of Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ. Telephone 0207 471 9155. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.