The winners of The Friends of The Green Howards Museum’s Grand Draw have been picked.
Organised to support the museum’s fundraising efforts to make improvements to its Normanby Room during this, its 50th year, the Draw has generated more than £7,500 towards the target of £40,000.
Chairman of the Friends, Giles Radford, was joined by Lady Maggie Houghton at the museum to draw the winners.
Prizes included UK breaks, including three nights B&B at a Coaching Inns Group property, sporting experiences and cash prizes.
“We are very appreciative of all the support from the Friends in the museum’s golden anniversary year,” says The Green Howards Museum’s Chief Executive, Emma Woods. “The museum team are grateful to everyone who bought tickets. Some of the work required to enhance this very special space within the building will take place in the early part of next year, including masonry repairs and decorating, as well as improvements to the glazing which we identified as being a priority at the start of this fundraising project.”
Other efforts, including a race night and events run over the past nine months by the various regimental association branches have helped contribute, whilst a series of Festive Teas being held at the museum in December will also help swell the fundraising total.
More general fundraising during 2024 will help achieve the improvement plans for the Normanby Room. The room will take centre stage the following year as part of a very special exhibition celebrating the regiment’s famous Mouseman furniture maker, Robert Thompson.
Grand Draw prize winners will be notified over the next week or so.
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