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Cartoon Art Trust Limited
Cartoon Art Trust Limited
The Cartoon Museum needs your help

The Cartoon Museum needs your help

Why we need your help

We are re-opening on 18th May with two new exhibitions. Come see us soon !

We are so grateful for all the recent donations in memory of our patron, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. He was very kind to the museum after the past 20 years, and had a huge love of cartoons. With your AMAZING help we have managed to raise funds to keep The Cartoon Museum afloat over the past year. We are very grateful for your support and the cartooning community at home and abroad - for this small museum of laughter. Like other museums it has been a hard struggle, and Covid has been particularly cruel to us - we lost Alison Brown to Covid on 14 January, one of our six employees, aged just 39. Ali ran the museum shop and was the face of the museum welcoming visitors at the front desk (with her inimitable smile, Geordie wit, and shock of green hair). As I am sure you will undertsand all staff, volunteers and trustees are devastated by this news.

Of course we do not know yet when we can re-open in 2021 and we are still budgetting for an 80% cut in visitor numbers.  Since we temporarily closed it has been a tricky time resulting in no income from visitor admissions, from the museum shop, events or from learning workshops. In July we were awarded £98,000 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which will help to combat some of the immediate financial issues we face. However, we are not out of the woods yet. It is essential that we continue fundraising to secure the longer-term future of the museum, and we really need YOUR support to do that.

We have received over 420,000 visitors since 2006 and built a nationally important collection of cartoons, comics and caricatures, and a library of 18,000 comics and books - all without regular government or local authority support. Over 50,000 children and adults have attended cartooning, comic and animation workshops and the museum receives 3,000 student visits each year. 

We still have a target of £150,000, and are hoping that our friends, charitable trusts and the wider public will continue to support us. The Cartoon Art Trust as a charity also qualifies for gift aid.

Permanent exhibition

Streetview Wells Street

118,313.67

raised towards 150,000.00 target

118313.67
150000.00

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Supporters

Oct 22, 2021

David Gollancz

In appreciation of the great work the museum is doing and particularly the excellent tour we had with Steve Marchant today (22 October 2021). Thanks!

30.00
(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Sep 16, 2021

Rob OBrien

100.00

Aug 19, 2021

Arthur

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Aug 10, 2021

Richard Pope

This is a donation in lieu of my volunteering at the museum


Jul 07, 2021

Anonymous

Here is my donation of travelling costs I'd have spent coming to the museum. Best wishes, Richard Pope


Jun 27, 2021

Anonymous

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

May 31, 2021

Anonymous

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

May 12, 2021

Richard Pope

Donation in lieu of actually coming to the museum and volunteering.


May 12, 2021

Allan Baines

Money raised in memory of the wonderful Alison Brown, the heart of the Museum and my personal hero, forever missed and forever loved. xxxxxx

2255.00

May 04, 2021

Anonymous

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

78

Total raised so far

118,313.67

Total plus Gift Aid 130,138.85

Direct donations

55,397.67

Raised offline 62,916.00

Fundraising pages

0.00

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