At Risk Appeal

“At Risk” Appeal’s first project – £4,000 needed to restore the Coat of Arms stained glass window at Packwood
Stained glass coat of arms QMB

Mark Kershaw, chairman of the National Trust Solihull Centre, has launched the centre’s new “At Risk Appeal” by committing to fund the restoration of stained glass windows at Packwood House.

Since its launch 42 years ago the Solihull Centre has contributed £290,551.60 to a wide range of projects including the Coastline Appeal and many individual schemes at local properties Baddesley Clinton, Packwood House and Coughton Court.

At the 2016 AGM the Centre handed over cheques for restoration of the drapes on Queen Margaret’s Bed (total £3,000) and an annual contribution to the Coastline Appeal of £360.

Coat of arms bedroom windowThe first subject for the new At Risk Appeal will be the Coat of Arms stained glass window in Queen Margaret’s bedroom at Packwood House. This window is in the National Trust’s “at risk” category and conservation is expected to cost £4,000.