The Trustees are very grateful to the many hundreds of generous people and organisations both within and outside the Services who have contributed to making the Memorial Chapel possible. They also thank the Governors of Pangbourne College who gave the land on which to build the Chapel and have pledged to care for it day to day. It is a building to be enjoyed by present and future generations which will ensure that the events in the South Atlantic in 1982 will never be forgotten.
WISH FOR A WINDOW
Unfortunately, the design of the windows has proved to be problematic, and the Trustees have incurred unwelcome, and continuing, costs with regard to their maintenance. Whilst a number of remedies is under consideration, it has been decided to use the example of the windows as a means for raising funds. The Trustees are therefore launching a ‘Wish for a Window’ Appeal and are inviting supporters to sponsor one or more window panes. Donors contributing to this scheme can dedicate their window pane to remember someone they love, and their names and dedication will be recorded in a special register in the Chapel.
If you would like to sponsor a window pane, please download and complete the Wish For A Window form. The cost for a pane is £350 (or £280 Gift-Aided).
Friends of the Chapel
There are now over 300 “Friends of the Chapel” who contribute annually to help look after the Memorial Chapel building. Their gifts enable the Trustees to plan ahead to ensure that its heritage and condition is protected for the future and that it remains in prime condition throughout each year for its many visitors. Friends receive prior knowledge of special diary dates and an annual newsletter which keeps them in touch with events and news. To become a “Friend of the Chapel” please make a donation of £25 or more per year and any gift, especially given under the gift aid scheme, will be much appreciated by the Trustees. If you wish to make your gift by standing order please download and complete the sponsorship form. Thank you.
While delving in the archives, we have found some VHS videos which we have converted to DVD. If you are interested in any of these please download and complete the order form. Judging by demand they will be made available at the Annual Service sales table. Trustees could offer them at £5 a copy or £10 for the three. If you are unable to attend the Service and would like one or more by post in June, please indicate on the order form.
DVD – The Story of the Chapel This is a short film made in 2000 featuring the way the Chapel came into being and narrated by Colin Baker (former Dr Who) and scripted by Angela Perry.
DVD – Dedication Service This is one for the families who attended 16 years ago; considering its conversion the quality is pretty good for most of it and it brings back so many memories; it also includes a pre-Service press conference led by the late Admiral Sir “Sandy” Woodward in the Chapel foyer and a moving Address delivered by the late Admiral Sir Henry Leach. Other cameos include family members looking at their kneelers and the names of their loved ones on the Memorial Wall. Time: 2 hours
“Just To See His Name”
The story of the Memorial Chapel from idea to fruition
Chapel Postcards and Notelets
The appeal for funds for the Memorial Chapel remains open until the Trust has sufficient funds to ensure its heritage is protected and any future reparation or restoration work is secure. The Trustees will be most grateful to anyone who may wish to help in one of the following ways:
All donations should be made payable to the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel Trust and forwarded to Mrs Angela Perry, at the address given above.
THE FALKLAND ISLANDS MEMORIAL CHAPEL TRUST
COMMANDER ANDREW GORDON LENNOX (VICE-CHAIRMAN)
MR. DAVID ALBERT
BRIGADIER ALASTAIR BRUCE OF CRIONAICH
REVEREND DAVID COOPER
MRS. SARA JONES
MR. ROBERT MASON
REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD MELLY
AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR ANDREW PULFORD
CAPTAIN MARTIN REED
MR. RON SIDELL