Poltimore House Fire Emergency Fundraising Appeal

by THE POLTIMORE HOUSE TRUST in Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

Poltimore House Fire Emergency Fundraising Appeal
We did it
On 5th June 2024 we successfully raised £10,710 ( + est. £1886.25 Gift Aid ) with 293 supporters in 56 days

Following a devasting fire at Poltimore House in a suspected arson attack, help us raise funds for Poltimore House and Grounds near Exeter.


We are absolutely devastated that Poltimore House suffered a major fire in the early hours of 9 April with extensive damage to the house in a suspected arson attack.


Over the past couple of years, the House and Grounds have become a major hub for our local community with a farm shop, thriving cafe, open house sessions and events – all supported by dedicated volunteers.

Message from Dr Peter Totterdill, Chair of Poltimore House Trust: 

"This amazing place has been loved by so many people over the years, and our heart goes out to all the many volunteers who have worked so hard to protect and restore Poltimore House. Everyone at Poltimore House Trust is shocked at the scale of the devastation.

"We know that many people love Poltimore House and Grounds and are distraught by what has happened and we are all feeling a deep sense of loss. 

"However, we are determined to save what we can of this important part of Devon’s heritage, and to hold on to our vision of Poltimore House and Grounds as a place for everyone.

"More than ever, we need everyone’s help to recover from this disaster and to move forward with optimism".

Please support us

Please support our Poltimore House Emergency Fundraising Appeal so that we can clear up after the fire damage and make the site safe and accessible so we can welcome visitors again.



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