Fundraising

Our members (past scholars) regularly organise fundraising events to support the work of the Trust. Information on upcoming fundraising events will be posted on the Events page, or keep an eye on our Posts.

The Lime Cycle – Cycling Fundraiser 2019

SPAB Lethaby Scholars 2016, Tríona Byrne, Declan Cahill and Gethin Harvey and Conor Meehan (Scholar 2013), gallantly completed a 377km fundraising cycle over the Easter weekend, from the grave of John Ruskin at St. Andrew’s Church, Coniston to the grave of William Morris at St. George’s Church, Kelmscott.

“Having all completed the prestigious 9-month SPAB scholarship programme ourselves at different points in the last 20 years, we are hoping to ‘give back’ to the scholarship fund in some way. We are all architects, engineers or building surveyors working in conservation of historic buildings, who are passionate about protection of built heritage and promotion of traditional craft skills. Morris and Ruskin are two of the biggest influences on the SPAB and therefore, by sponsoring future SPAB scholars, we will be enabling the legacy of their work and philosophy to be continued.” Declan Cahill

The Trust extends great thanks for the hard work, grit and determination these four put in to raising funds to help towards our goal of supporting two bursaries for the scholarship in the future.

Past events have included the very enjoyable and successful:

  • Charity Auction – An Evening Salon, held at the Farmiloe Building, Clarkenwell on Thursday 23rd October 2014 by the 2012 ans 2011 Scholars.
  • Sponsored Cycle through the Cotswolds on 22nd & 23rd September 2012, by the 2010 Scholars.
  • Great Thames Row between Kelmscott in London and Kelmscott in Gloucestershire, held over a week in June 2011, by the 2009 Scholars.