Friends-National Civil War Centre Rings Fundraiser

by Friends NationalCivilWarCentre in Newark, Nottinghamshire, England

Friends-National Civil War Centre Rings Fundraiser

£1,210

raised of £5,000 target

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supporters
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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by January 12th 2019 at 9:00am

To raise £5000 in order to purchase two rings of historical, national and local importance for the National Civil War Centre Newark Museum.

by Friends NationalCivilWarCentre in Newark, Nottinghamshire, England

  • The National Civil War Centre

  • The National Civil War Centre-Newark Museum is THE Civil War museum for the UK; it was opened three years ago to explore the British Civil Wars and Newark's  pivotal role in the first of them, as well exploring the history of the local area in separate galleries.  

  • The Friends of the National Civil War Centre

  • The Friends have worked alongside the National Civil War Centre from the outset to support the centre in its aims and to assist in the purchase of items that the centre would not otherwise be able to acquire.

    We, as the Friends have an excellent opportunity to purchase or to contribute to the purchase of two gold rings of significant historical importance for the National Civil War Centre.

  • We have pledged to try to raise £7000 to buy these locally found rings to keep them where they belong in the Newark area.

    The Rings:

  • The first ring is a 17th century "sergeant at laws" ring found by a local metal detectorist at South Muskham.  It is an unusual and rare example of this type of ring.  These rings were given by Sergeants at Law to various officials, clerics and friends on the occasion of their call to office.

  •  If we are able to purchase this ring it will go straight into the permanent display collection at the National Civil War Centre and would also feature prominently in the next exhibition – A World Turned Upside Down.

The second ring is a poesy ring - this type of ring has a short inscription on the surface, they were popular in the 15th – 17th centuries as lovers’ gifts.  The ring, which was found locally, is a lovely example of this type of romantic jewellery and will be on display in the new exhibition 'A World Turned Upside Down' next year.
Why is the target £5000?
The Treasure Valuation Committee have valued these rings with the Sergeant at Laws ring at £5000 and the poesy ring at £2000. The Friends have already pledged £2000 towards this project and therefore we still need to raise £5000 in order to complete the purchase.

Why Crowdfunding?

  • We want to give you the chance to contribute towards the purchase of these handsome rings and to receive a reward in the process, if you desire.  Every donation, no matter how small, will help us to reach our target and the donor will receive a thankyou email in return.  Donations of over £25 allow the donor to gain other rewards for their contribution.

  • What happens to the donations?
  • All of the money raised through this crowdfunding campaign will go towards the purchase of the two rings. If we are able to raise more than £5000 then any excess will be put towards funding the next historically important object that the National Civil War Centre requires additional funds in order to purchase.

  • What if we don't reach our target?
  • In the event that the Friends do not manage to raise the full £5000 through crowdfunding we will endeavor to attempt to raise the rest of the funds through other activities.





Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A big thank you on the Friends of the National Civil War Centre Facebook page and a postcard from the Friends of the National Civil War Centre, Newark

£1 or more

£1 Support our project with no reward

A Thank you email and the knowledge that your donation helped to fund our project

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A big thank you on the Friends of the National Civil War Centre Facebook page. - eg "Thankyou to Joe Bloggs from Exeter who just donated £25 to Rings Crowdfunding Campaign"

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£100 Reward

A National Civil War Centre tote bag with a ‘Boye the dog’ toy and a World Turned Upside Down adult colouring sheet

£200 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£200 Reward -Pick Up Only.

A National Civil War Centre tote bag with a ‘Boye the dog’ toy, a World Turned Upside Down adult colouring sheet and a small bottle of Sovereign Gin. This reward must be collected from The National Civil War Centre, Newark, NG24 1JY

£250 or more

0 of 15 claimed

£250 Reward

An invitation for a group handling session and viewing of the new object(s)

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£500 Reward

An invitation to a personal object handling session and an exclusive viewing of the new object(s) for you and one guest - date and time to be decided by mutual agreement

£1,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£1000 Reward

An invitation to a personal object handling session, exclusive viewing of the new object(s), guided tour of the museum and guided tour of the Resource Centre for you and one guest.


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