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Minsteracres Retreat Centre
Minsteracres Retreat Centre
Sequoia avenue

Sequoia avenue

Why we need your help

One of the features of Minsteracres is the mile-long drive that connects the centre with the A68 trunk road.  It leads past rhododendrons and through an avenue of Sequoias and parkland before arriving at the Retreat Centre.

Visitors will have noticed the gradual decline in the condition of the drive.  6,000 visitors a year, coaches, delivery trucks and the weather have taken their toll.  So, to avoid further deterioration we are planning to re-surface the entire drive in 2020.  It will cost £25 per square metre.  Since there are 2,400 square metres to be covered we need to raise £60,000.  So far £15,000 has been pledged, which is a great start, but we need help to raise the remaining £45,000.

 You can support us by making a donation to cover one or more square metres of the driveway.  This fundraising page hosted Virgin Money Giving is an easy and secure way to make a donation online.  If you are a UK tax payer you can tick the Gift Aid box and we will be able to claim an additional 25% from the Government. 

You can always make a donation in person too or if you prefer contact us by email: or call 01434 673248.

Driveway at Minsteracres


raised towards 60,000.00 target


How you can support us

Make a donation

Select the amount you'd like to give or fundraise towards


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 15,312.50

Direct donations


Raised offline 15,000.00

Fundraising pages


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