Charitable status is a vital step towards future fund raising, with one of the benefits being that the collection can now collect Gift Aid on donations.
Totalling 134 vehicles, 2000 models and an archive of 10,000 photos and documents, the collection currently occupies a series of warehouses in Surrey. Although certain vehicles are exhibited at events through the year, the collection as a whole is only put on display at Dunsfold’s biennial Open Weekend. The plan to relocate to a dedicated museum would therefore greatly improve public access to this unique collection.
The announcement has been welcomed by Jaguar Land Rover’s CEO Dr Ralph Speth, who said: ‘This important development is a major milestone in preserving this unique collection for the future. We at JLR are delighted to continue to support the Dunsfold Collection’.
Dunsfold’s next open weekend is scheduled for 13-14 June 2015 at Springbok Estate, GU6 8EX. Another way to keep updated and show your support is to become a Friend of the Collection, which costs £35 per year.
For more information, take a look at Dunsfold’s shiny new website.