Soldiering On: Digital Stories of Welsh Soldiers

by Rachel Adams in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

£1,251

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £177.50
£2,500 target 15 days left
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This project will only be funded if at least £2,500 is pledged by 28th June 2021 at 9:43am

We need your help us to bring the history of Welsh Soldiers to life through the creation of digital resources that tell their stories.

by Rachel Adams in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

About the Museum

1619693052_cardiff_castle.jpgThe Firing Line Museum of The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh is the only museum in Wales that displays over 300 years of history of the Welsh Cavalry and Infantry side by side. Located at the heart  of the capital of Wales and in the landmark location of Cardiff Castle, the Firing Line Museum aims to be a world class museum that inspires, educates and entertains our visitors; encouraging an active dialogue about the role of the Armed Forces in Wales. 

We provide an engaging space that connects our communities and audiences with the heritage of 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh. The museum preserves the collections of both the Cavalry and Infantry, and highlights the stories of ordinary people who have done extraordinary things in the line of military service.

The Museum Team

We are an independent charita1619693650_historic_talk.jpgble museum and our friendly and welcoming team of staff and volunteers includes currently soldiers and Veterans of the UK Armed Forces, as well as students from local universities. We love to engage with our visitors and the team love to dress up in historical uniforms to demonstrate how the role of the Welsh soldier has changed throughout history. In 2020, our lively delivery and talks programmes meant that we were awarded the VAQQAS Best Told Story Accolade in Wales. The team are an integral part of bringing the history of soldiering in Wales to life.

The Firing Line needs you?

The COVID 19 Pandemic has had a significant impact on the museum and we had to close to the public in March 2020. Sadly, we have not yet reopened but we are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the museum at the end of May 2021. We know that our core audience of schools, tourists and international visitors may not be able to visit us this year but we don't want to stop sharing the stories of extraordinary Welsh Soldiers. We are fundraising to create resources at the museum that will allow us to continue their stories digitally.....and in an engaging and accessible way. 

Your funding will help us to make a difference by allowing us to create and make provision for online exhibitions, podcasts and educational and learning resources for young learners. 

If you can, please help us to keep the rich heritage of the Welsh Soldier alive. Every penny makes a difference and small change leads to Big Change. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

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£30 Reward

For supporters who pledge £30 to this fundraising campaign, we will reward you with free entry to our digital events programme where you can hear a diverse range of speakers discuss Military history and the role of the Armed Forces in Wales.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

£5 for a Hearty Thank You! For every person donating £5 to this project, we will publicly thank you for your donation on our social networking pages (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) to publicly acknowledge the difference that you have made to the Firing Line Museum. Every penny counts and your small change leads to Big Change at the museum.

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

For those wishing to donate £50 to this campaign, we have a new reward available! Any individual donating £50 will be offered attendance at a talk at the Firing Line Museum. This could be a talk on the chronology of guns or swords, or a talk about the evolution of military headgear. As part of your donation, you will also have the opportunity to visit the Firing Line Museum.

Let's make 'Soldiering On: Digital Stories of Welsh Soldiers' happen

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