Rescuing The Steading before it's too late

by Nichola Fletcher in Galashiels, Scotland, United Kingdom


raised so far

+ est. £6638.75 Gift Aid



Racing against time to rescue an extrordinary house 'The Steading' & bring it alive again for the nation. Every £ you give will be matched.

by Nichola Fletcher in Galashiels, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Irene Kernan 13th April 2021

This is a unique and valuable place that will be an inspiring setting for artist residencies and projects, and for visitors. It is an important project which will continue Tim Stead's legacy.

Moira Watson 22nd February 2021

Since early 1980 we have appreciated the work of Tim Stead and have had the pleasure of visiting his wonderful home. This is truly an inspiring project. Moira and Jim Watson

Alan Drever 17th February 2021

I am very pleased to be donating to the crucial ongoing mantenance of the Streading, which is likely be more difficult to raise funds towards, after all the tremendous efforts raising all the money to purchase The Steading for Scotland and beyond. I knew Tim Stead well, and I have very cherished memories of him and his family in the Steading.

Sebastian Herzog-Geddes 14th February 2021

Dear all - as a friend of the family, I have fond memories of the visits I made as a child at The Steading in the 80s, together with my parents. It's great to see the initiatives, the support and I'm more than glad to be able to contribute. All the best, Seb.

Stella Fletcher 14th February 2021

Such a special place with so much extra life and inspiration to give. With so many fond and fun memories, and all the best to make the Steading come alive again. Great job, the trustees.

Julie Dee 14th February 2021

So many fond memories of this wonderful home. Including recently enjoying seeing my children’s wonder as Tim played with them as they explored each new neuk and cranny. So inspiring for the brain. So important to preserve it for future generations around the world to enjoy. So generous of Maggie and the family to share it with all. Exciting and Lovely to get a chance to be part of preserving this wonderful inspiring person’s brain and legacy and all that Tim did manage to give to the world before being lost too soon. Can still shut my eyes and hear the laughter around the table I was privileged to be part of. Xxx

Dorothy Teague 13th February 2021

I fell in love with the work of Tim Stead many years ago, when I visited Cafe Gandolfi for the first time. Hopefully one day, I can visit The Steading. Good luck!

Michael Snaith 12th February 2021

We have been delighted by Tim’s work for many years and would like others to be able to appreciate it too. We’d also like, at some point if we ever get unlocked from the virus, to visit the Steading and enjoy the wonderful furniture in situ. Good luck with your appeal. Mike Snaith and Carol Jennings


This project offered rewards

£30 or more

Valentine special - one week only

Treat yourself or your Valentine to a one year 'Friend's of Tim Stead Trust' subscription. They will receive a copy of 'With the Grain' - a wonderful appreciation of Tim Stead's work. Plus you are entered into the Prize Draw for a Tim Stead sculpture and you receive our newsletters and invitations to events. We will contact you afterwards to find out who is the recipient. Due to covid, we won't be able to send them out for the 14th.

£25 or more

Prize Draw to win an original Tim Stead sculpture

Everyone donating £25 or more will be entered into a Prize Draw. All the names will be put into the Tim Stead cradle at The Steading (you can see it in the 7 minute film), then mixed well, and one lucky recipient will be drawn at random to win an original Tim Stead sculpture to cherish for ever. (You can also enter the competition for free by post. See terms and conditions below*)

£100 or more

A copy of 'Tim Stead: Object maker and seed-sower'

A copy of 'Tim Stead: object maker and seed sower. A stylish limited edition book produced for a retrostective exhibition of Tim's work that toured the country.

£250 or more

A very special limited edition of 'Towers'

A copy of 'Towers' - a limited edition book of Tim Stead's poetry and photography. It was published by Tim's wife Maggy after his death when she found a whole treasure trove of his poems and photographs.

£500 or more

You become a Patron of the Trust with its benefits

You become a Patron. You are given all the other rewards, and in addition we will make a wooden book with your name (or it could be in memory of someone else) engraved onto it. This will sit on our bookshelf of Patrons at The Steading. You also receive an invitation to our opening celebration in late summer or autumn. During covid it takes longer than usual to get the books engraved, but they are happening, and our bookshelf is filling up.

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