Ways to support the Memorial Chapel
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:
- SPONSOR A SEAT: for £1000 given by Gift Aid you could have your name, or that of your company or organisation, inscribed on one of the remaining 250 unsponsored seats. Please click here to download our sponsorship leaflet.
- LEAVE A LEGACY: Legacies are exempt from inheritance tax and as such are a very efficient way of supporting the Chapel if using one of the formats explained in our leaflet. Please click here to download our legacy leaflet.
- BECOME A FRIEND OF THE CHAPEL: for a minimum of £50 a year given under the new Gift Aid scheme, the Trust can claim back the tax you have paid – which will make your gift even more valuable. Download and complete the Friends’ Scheme form here.
- ANY GIFT: given under the new Gift Aid Scheme will be put towards the general Chapel fund
- POSTCARDS are for sale in the Chapel foyer.
All donations should be made payable to the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel Trust and forwarded to Mrs Angela Perry MBE, FIMCT (Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel Trust), c/o Pangbourne College, Pangbourne, Reading, Berks RG8 8LA. Email email@example.com.
Two new ways to support the chapel
The FIMCT is now enrolled on Just Giving and can receive donations plus Gift Aid from this source. This does not replace any of the normal ways in which our supporters like to give to the Chapel; it is simply a preference for very busy people or someone who is doing a sponsored event for the Chapel.
The FIMCT has also been added to the AMAZON SMILE charities list which enables anyone who buys anything on Amazon to nominate FIMCT as ‘their charity’ to benefit from a 0.5% donation on each purchase. This does not increase the cost price of the item, or cost them or us anything.
Scots Guards Appeal – Target Reached!
Brigadier Charles Page MBE and his co-Trustees would like to thank all the generous donors of gifts to sponsor, or contribute towards, the Chapel’s Scots Guards Seat Appeal. The appeal has now reached its target to fund nine seats in memory of the eight Scots Guardsmen and one Royal Engineer who died during the Battle for Tumbledown Mountain in 1982. The appeal is now closed.
Thank you… newsletter 2020
The Trustees are delighted to announce that the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, which is the principal charity of the Royal Navy, and Seafarers UK have agreed to fund the 2020 issue of the Chapel Newsletter. Our thanks to both charities for their valuable support for this special publication.
FIG support for annual service
The Chairman and Trustees would like to thank the Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands Government for their invaluable support towards the cost of the June Annual Service at the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne.
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 – an appeal for £50,000
The Trustees of the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel seek to keep the Chapel at Pangbourne in a pristine condition. This ensures it is a fitting location to honour those killed in 1982 who are commemorated there. The windows are a particularly striking feature of the Chapel. As well as contributing directly to the wonderfully light, warm and welcoming aspect of the Chapel, window above the altar provides an evocative rendering of the islands themselves.
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 have therefore launched a “Wish for a Window’ Appeal and have invited 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 approximately 250 “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 £50 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 Friends Form. Thank you.
25th Anniversary Appeal
Throughout 2007 – the 25th Anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands – the Chapel Trustees mounted an appeal to raise funds to keep the Chapel in good condition for the thousands of visitors it receives each year. The appeal exceeded all expectations, and the Chapel Trust has received a healthy injection of funds.
Fundraising events included a dinner on board HMS Victory by courtesy of the Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Adrian Johns, donations from the sale of Internet Stamps Covers organised by Tony Buckingham of Buckingham Stamps, a sale of sculptures created by Mark Coreth (who created the three bronze albatrosses which ‘fly’ outside the Chapel), a Falklands Shield Golf Tournament on a private golf course in Oxfordshire, a ‘team of two’ runners in the 10K London Run, and contributions from many of the City Livery Companies, Services Charities, & Charitable Trusts.
In addition, hundreds of individuals generously supported the Appeal and the Trustees would like to thank all those who have helped the Chapel so generously over the past year.