Since we launched our crowdfunding campaign to help #ReopenCharleston, we have been deeply humbled by the donations and messages of encouragement we have received from all over the world.
What at times has felt like an impossible mountain for our small charity to climb is now within reach, and we have raised 73% of the funds we need to be able to open Charleston to visitors next year.
Although the news is currently full of the second lockdown and restrictions, we are working hard to develop flexible plans to ensure that Charleston will be able to bring you exhibitions, talks, festivals, concerts, maker fairs and, crucially, access to the house, studio and garden, in spring 2021.
But we cannot do this without you. Every pound you donate to help #ReopenCharleston will enable us to adapt our buildings and visitor experience to be Covid-secure, to plan, develop and deliver our exhibitions and events programme for 2021, and to share Charleston's house, garden, collections and programme with more people through digital content.
As we enter the final 2 weeks of the crowdfunding campaign, please continue to spread the word and help us to #ReopenCharleston. There are some very special, Charleston-themed rewards available as a thank you to every donor. From limited-edition prints and never-before-seen Bloomsbury letters, to private tours and even lunch in the house kitchen, there is something for everyone!
And thanks to matched funding every donation towards the target will be doubled, bringing us even closer to reopening Charleston as a place where everyone can imagine life differently, just as the Bloomsbury group did around its dining table 100 years ago.