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Match-funding target met for The Hepworth Wakefield Garden

04 Dec 2018

The Hepworth Wakefield is excited to announce that it generated £44,576 in donations, match funding and gift aid over the last seven days towards The Hepworth Wakefield Garden.

The gallery was selected to take part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s largest match-funding campaign, which saw any donation made to The Hepworth Wakefield Garden between 27 November – 4 December doubled.

Simon Wallis, Director of The Hepworth Wakefield said: “I find it inspiring that the vision for a public garden in the centre of Wakefield has been supported so generously over the last seven days. These contributions will play a vital role in making The Hepworth Wakefield Garden become a reality in 2019. I offer my sincere thanks to anyone who has donated to the campaign so far.”

The Hepworth Wakefield has been fundraising for the last two years to achieve the £2.1 million needed to transform its wider site into a beautifully landscaped garden, by leading garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith. The Big Give campaign has taken the total raised so far to over £1.6 million. Large grants have been awarded by the Garfield Weston Foundation, Arts Council England, Morrisons Foundation and The G&K Boyes Charitable Trust as well as a number of individuals. The Hepworth Wakefield has also committed half of its winnings from being awarded Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017. Subject to completing the fundraising campaign, work on the garden is expected to start early in 2019 and be open to the public by next summer.

For more information about the plans or to support the fundraising campaign click here.

Lead image: Tom Stuart-Smith

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden