Grantham Journal letter: Raised £389 for museum

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On behalf of Grantham Museum and all it’s volunteers, I would like to express our gratitude to the newly opened Silk Route restaurant on London Road, for raising £389 for us on their opening night.

The restaurant laid on a fabulous buffet and along with a raffle we were able to raise some much needed funds for the upkeep of the museum.

Despite a common misconception that the museum is run by the council, we are in fact a charity run by volunteers, and rely heavily on the support of the local community and businesses. This support is paramount to enabling the museum to flourish and develop in order to ensure our heritage is preserved for future generations.

The remainder of this year will see some amazing new exhibitions, including an extension of ‘Grantham Delivering D Day,’ ‘Grantham’s Newton/Newton’s Grantham,’ ‘100 Years On from World War One,’ ‘Lincolnshire History and Archaeology Past and Present,’ as well as some exciting events to support Gravity Fields. We also have some never before seen items explaining the formative years of Margaret Thatcher, and some original exhibits relating to the Dambusters raid planned and executed from Grantham. If you haven’t been into the museum recently I urge you to do so, and I hope you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the range and quality of the exhibitions on offer.

We are always looking to build new relationships with local businesses, and if anyone would like to help in however small a capacity we would love to hear from you.

Thanks again to the Silk Route and we look forward to many more successful events in the coming months.

Helen Goral

Grantham Museum chairman