Guests are being invited to an exclusive event at Bath Abbey to raise money for the Bath Abbey Footprint Project, which aims to refurbish and restore the landmark building.
Hosted by Clarke Willmott LLP, which has provided pro bono legal work for the project since 2012, the event is taking place on Thursday 14th April, with all proceeds going towards the Footprint Project’s restoration programme.
The evening is an exclusive opportunity for guests to dine within the Abbey and will include a sparkling reception, buffet supper, raffle and a short talk about the restoration work which is being undertaken.
Bonnie Martin, head of corporate social responsibility at Clarke Willmott said: “This event is a unique opportunity to dine in the unrivalled splendour of Bath Abbey and we are really looking forward to welcoming guests on the evening.
“As well as raising money for the Footprint Project, the event represents a rare chance to enjoy the Abbey, which is not normally used for events of this nature.
“It will also be a lovely way to celebrate the relationship we have with the Footprint Project. Providing pro bono legal advice for important projects like this one is something we are really passionate about at Clarke Willmott.
“It is an ambitious scheme but one which is essential to the Bath community and the businesses within the city which benefit from the Abbey as an attraction.
“There is still a lot of work to be done and the Abbey needs people to get behind fundraisers like this one.”
Footprint is a £19.3 million project to restore and refurbish the building through sustainable and innovative solutions, so that it can continue to play an important role in the community for generations to come.
The Abbey welcomes over 400,000 visitors each year, putting an enormous strain on the building.
Amongst other things, the floor in the Abbey is collapsing, the heating is antiquated and inefficient and there is inadequate provision for disabled visitors.
Charles Curnock, director of the Footprint Project said: “The team we have assembled includes experts and consultants at the top of their respective professions.
“Along with the continuing support of the Bath community I have no doubt that not only will the project happen but it will be everything we had ever hoped for the Abbey: a stable floor, an open door, an engaged community, a sustainable future.
“We are getting closer to this every day and your help, support and prayers have made it possible. Thank you.”
The event will take place on Thursday 14th April with a reception at 7pm and dinner at 8pm. A donation of £60 for the evening is suggested.
To reserve your place, email Victoria James, events coordinator at [email protected].
Clarke Willmott LLP is a national law firm with seven offices across the country, including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton.