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6 ways to help Painshill survive

As many of your will know Painshill is a small independent charity. We cannot survive without ticket admissions, events, Tea Room sales and membership income.

Now we have closed our doors to help stop the spread of Coronavirus, we are asking if people would be kind enough to support us through these troubled times. Even a small donation will make a huge difference to us. While you can’t visit Painshill right now, your contribution could mean that we survive this crisis.


1. Donate today

The easiest way to support Painshill is to make a donation. We have a set up a donation page via Just Giving where you can securely and easily donate any amount. This can be a one-off or a monthly donation.

You can also use JustGiving to:

  • Celebrate an occasion, by asking friends for donations rather than birthday gifts for example
  • Remember someone – you can pay tribute to a loved one by collecting donations in their memory
  • Do your own thing – such as a head shave, or giving up chocolate (just make sure you follow guidelines for social distancing)


2. Become a member

Our members are our key supporters and when you join the Painshill family you will get free entry (when we reopen), a newsletter and discounts across the site.

If you sign up as a new member  or renew online during the closure, upon receiving notification, we will extend the expiry date to cover our closure time, plus a little extra as a thank you.

We urge all members to keep up their membership direct debits or renewals at this time. Your support has never been needed more than it is now.

3. Buy a membership for a local key worker

If you are already a member or you would like to do something for the local community as well as Painshill why not consider a gift membership?

One of our long standing supporters started this when he came to us and asked if he could gift a membership to an NHS worker. He wanted to support Painshill but also offer thanks to amazing local people working on the front line.

To do this, all you need to do, is go to gift memberships. When asked for the members details pop in ‘NHS worker’ into the boxes and we will see it. We have been reaching out to local NHS and care workers on our Facebook page and people have been nominating key workers to receive these memberships. If you purchase a gift membership for a front line worker Painshill will match it!

4. Spread the word on social media

If you would like to tell your followers that you have donated or share our donation page we would be very grateful. A recommendation coming from you to your friends can be far more powerful than anything we can say.

5. Pop us on your ‘to visit’ list

I am sure you, like us, are dreaming of the days when we could easily plan trips and we filled our weekends with activities. Painshill is hoping to reopen as soon as possible and will be the perfect place to stretch your legs after a few weeks indoors. Please pop us on your summer bucket list for when these horrible times are over.


6. Buy a bottle of Painshill wine or gin

While Painshill is closed, due to the Coronavirus crisis, we will be operating a delivery service on our Painshill wine and gin! Buy them online and a member of our volunteer team will drop them at your door.  Enjoy a completely unique local product while supporting Painshill during our closure. When you sit back and savour a glass (or two!) know that you have helped Painshill survive.


Thank you so much and we hope to see you very soon.