BIG GIVE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE
 
 
We did it!  Thanks to many generous supporters, we have exceeded our Big Give Christmas Challenge target of £10,000.  This means we are able to draw down a further £10,000 in match-funding from the Big Give – including Champion Funding from the amazing Four Acre Trust – giving us a grand total of £22,508 raised through our 2022 Christmas Challenge campaign.
 
This will support ‘Free Speech & Fake News’ – a new social media literacy initiative to engage young people with our rare collection of Milton’s political pamphlets.  Like him, we are living through an information revolution – and we believe his writing can help a new generation navigate the online complexities of disinformation, misinformation and more.
 
To everyone who has supported us: we cannot thank you enough for your generous response, which has guaranteed a great Christmas for Milton’s Cottage.  And to anyone who would like to find out more about our project, and how to get involved, please contact us on businessdirector@miltonscottage.org or 01494 872313.
 

SUPPORTING MILTON’S COTTAGE

Milton’s Cottage is a small charity and relies on the generosity of supporters who share our passion for Milton, literature and liberty. 

Your donations help make the work of Milton’s Cottage possible – preserving an irreplaceable literary landmark for future generations, as well as enriching people’s lives through literature, poetry and politics.

We receive no government funding and, at this challenging time, your support is needed more than ever.  Here’s some ways in which you can help:

Become a Friend of Milton’s Cottage from just £26 a year

Support our sister charity, the Friends of Milton’s Cottage, and you’ll enjoy unlimited free entry to Milton’s Cottage – as well as Friends-only previews, special events, regular updates via our newsletter, and more.

For further information, or to join the Friends, please visit their website at www.friendsofmiltonscottage.org.uk

Join The Comus Circle – our patron’s scheme to support Milton’s Cottage

The Comus Circle is a network of supporters who are passionate about poetry, political ideas, Milton’s legacy and the future of Milton’s Cottage.  

Members enjoy privileged behind-the-scenes tours with exclusive access to curators and experts, invitations to private libraries, gardens and collection, and much more – all while providing vital funding for our projects and acquisitions.

Find out more about the Comus Circle: https://www.miltonscottage.org/comus-circle/

Remember Milton’s Cottage in your will & leave your own legacy to literature

By remembering Milton’s Cottage with a legacy in your will, you’ll help keep Milton’s extraordinary legacy alive.  You’ll also play a part in protecting an irreplaceable literary landmark, both now and in years to come.

Everyone who pledges to support Milton’s Cottage through a legacy gift will be invited to join The Lycidas Society – an informal group of like-minded individuals who have left bequests to Milton’s Cottage.

Find out more about The Lycidas Society: https://www.miltonscottage.org/the-lycidas-society/

Help protect paradise - with a donation to the Paradise Maintain’d Endowment Fund

Help protect and preserve an irreplaceable literary landmark for future generations with a donation to the Paradise Maintain’d Endowment Fund.  Launched in 2017, this is already generating a vital annual income to support Milton’s Cottage.

All contributions are ring-fenced – so a gift to Paradise Maintain’d is a gift forever, as the capital will never be spent, only the income it generates.

Find out more about Paradise Maintain’d: https://www.miltonscottage.org/paradise-maintaind/

Please do not hesitate to contact our Director, Kelly O’Reilly, on 01494 872313 or businessdirector@miltonscottage.org if you would like further information about the difference your gift could make. 

 


Paradise Maintain’d

Comus Circle

Lycidas Society

Friends