Support Us

Find out below how you can help us celebrate the rich cultural heritage that Braemar and Royal Deeside have to offer. There are many ways in which you can get involved, from helping us run events directly to supporting our project through financial contributions. Find out how you can benefit from your valued support by Becoming a Friend. 

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Donate

As a Scottish Charity and a non-profit organisation, fund-raising remains key to our project's future. Every donation, no matter how small, contributes to the work we do.

The anticipated capital cost of the St Margaret’s Project is approximately £2.2 million. Funding is expected from a range of sources including the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland, charitable trusts and private benefactors; however our team of volunteers and trustee members still need to work hard to promote ticket sales to continue to deliver our ambitious and high-calibre programme of 16 performances and 3 exhibitions a year. We strive to keep a range of our events accessible to everyone with a mix of free and charged admissions.


There are a range of ways in which you could support us in our ongoing restoration and development of St. Margaret’s into an internationally renowned performance, arts and heritage centre in the heart of the Cairngorm's and Aberdeenshire.

If you feel you would like to help us by donating a one-off sum of any value you wish, please click the button below. We are very grateful for your support.

 

 

 


What do we spend it on?

St. Margaret's pot of money gets spent on various outgoings, from creating a diverse and high-quality programme, to the ongoing and constant restoration of the church to it's former glory. We appreciate your help to keep world-renowed artists visiting and performing at our small village of Braemar, to keep hosting school and community workshops and to continue to educate and promote Braemar and the Cairngorm's as the welcoming and stunningly beautiful destination that it is.

 

 

Volunteer

We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers to get involved with our project.

 
We believe that having an organic cohort of passionate volunteers adds a new dimension to our project. They generate fresh ideas and feedback on processes, provide a wider range of experience and knowledge to share into the project and they also involve the community in St. Margaret's so that it becomes an integral part of the thriving culture in the heart of Royal Deeside and further afar to Aberdeenshire and across Scotland. Our volunteers get involved in many aspects of the promotion, set-up, running and set-down of our events.

 Promotion: This can range from spreading word online about upcoming events to handing out flyers and putting up posters around the surrounding villages of Braemar. 

Set-up/down: Due to our diverse programme, many of our events have different requirements in the use of our space. This means that the stage frequently needs to be put up or taken down, exhibitions needs to be hanged, chairs need to be put out and lighting fixtures needs to be altered. These tasks take time and with a few extra hands we would be able to host more events with a quicker turn around in between. 

Stewarding: We are always on the lookout for some friendly faces to help us run events. Whether its stewarding an exhibition, taking sales or manning our bar, anyone wanting to get involved who enjoys a natter is most welcome.
 
 
 
 

Become a Friend

Why Become a Friend?

We are reliant on the support of our wider community to fund our work. By Becoming a Friend, you will enjoy multiple exclusive benefits whilst also enjoying our vibrant and dynamic programme of events. Join us to be part of something special.


Cost of Being a Friend

  • £25 for individual for a year
  • £40 for couple for a year
  • £250 donation for life membership for an individual
  • £400 donation for life membership for a couple

Friends’ Benefits

As a thanks for Becoming a Friend of St. Margaret's, you will enjoy a number of member benefits. With membership starting from as little as £25 per year, your support really makes an important contribution.

  • 20% discount on 2 tickets per performance (4 tickets for couple members)
  • Priority Notification (Friends notified of events one week before booking opens)
  • Newsletter three times per year
  • Invitation to Annual Friends Event, Exhibition Openings, and to occassional pre-event talk or meet the artists following a performance
  • Priority Reserved Seating in St Margaret’s
  • Discount local restaurants before/after performances (for 2019)

                     - 10% off food at the Gathering Place

                     - 10% off at Braemar Lodge

                     - 25% off overnight stay Fife Arms Hotel (subject to availability)


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