Donate To Us

We need your help!    Your support will be greatly appreciated

Due to the tight timeframe that was offered to us, we have been unable to raise the money to buy the proposed site for The Soper Collection Art Gallery and Education Centre at Brandeston Hall Farm Barns outside Lavenham. 

However, we are very pleased to say that we have identified another possible opportunity to display The Soper Collection thanks to the exposure of the website and the involvement and enthusiasm of so many wonderful donors and interested parties.

All donations, which have been most gratefully received, have been ring-fenced for such further opportunity.

We are exploring options and we will reveal our plans once they are confirmed. We are still very much focused on providing a permanent home for the collection and are very grateful for the continuing donations that are coming in to help us achieve our goal.

We hope to provide another update very soon.

Please consider donating to help us achieve a home for The Soper Collection. Any sum will be so much appreciated.


How to donate

There are two ways you can donate

1. Donate via PayPal

If you donate, we would really appreciate it if you can tick the Gift Aid checkbox on PayPal, as this boosts your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate. This will let us know your intentions and whether you will allow us to claim Gift Aid on your donation, so it can go even further. For more about Gift Aid see here.

Donate to the Soper Collection
Launch Event in Lavenham on 4th May 2018

“As High Sheriff I will highlight this wonderful project the length and breadth of Suffolk” – George Vestey

2.  By post

To make a one-off donation by post please make a cheque payable to ‘The Soper Collection’ and send. Please also print off and enclose with the cheque the Donor Form here.

This will let us know your contact details, your intentions and whether you will allow us to claim Gift Aid on your donation, so it can go even further. For more about Gift Aid see here.

Address to:

The Treasurer,
The Soper Collection,
12-14 Water Street, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk.
CO10 9RW

Or you can make a pledge

Pledges can count on the rising total.
To make a pledge please contact the Treasurer by post, please see address above, or by e-mail to:
Recognition of large donations/pledges, unless wished to be anonymous, will be addressed.

Donate to the Soper Collection
Launch Event in Lavenham on 4th May 2018

Paul Heiney, former Suffolk Punch and Heavy Horse owner “I am thrilled to be supporting the plan”

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a scheme that allows groups such as The Soper Collection to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers. Donating to The Soper Collection through Gift Aid means we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give, and it won’t cost you any extra.

It’s a simple process

To Gift Aid your donation all you need to do is complete a Gift Aid form and return it to the Soper Collection

Paying enough tax to qualify for Gift Aid

  • You need to be a UK tax payer
  • You need to have paid enough tax through income and capital gains tax in the financial year of your donation (6 April to 5 April)
  • You must tell the charities you support if you stop paying enough tax.
Donate to The Soper Collection
Launch Event in Lavenham on 4th May 2018

Margaret Maybury, Member for Waldingfield Ward, Cabinet Member for Communities: – “This exciting inclusive project will bring all sections of the community together to share their love, interest, education in and appreciation of art.  I support this venture and will be sharing the vision with all I meet.”

Robert Lindsay, (far right) County Cllr Lavenham Ward – “This is a project of considerable community benefit and should attract tourism, employment and will generally benefit the rural Suffolk economy as a whole.”

Will Shropshire - The Soper Colletion

Cllr William Shropshire – “I offer my full support to this community engaging project to bring the art of the Soper family to life here in Suffolk. The Collection which has been amassed, painstakingly documented and offered to be displayed for the benefit of the public is a wonderful opportunity for our area. The displayed artwork will provide educational benefit and boost the economy, and be a fantastic tourist attraction complementing Gainsborough’s House and other art attractions already here. It will also ensure the survival of such an important Collection which brings our native wildlife and our beautiful English countryside to life in its depictions. We must all do what we can to support this venture.” 

Please would you consider a donation to help us secure a future for the Collection? We will use your donation to find a home for the Collection or towards any other of our charitable activities. A donation of any size will be greatly appreciated.

Provided the venture reaches fruition, all contributors will be invited to become Founder Donors of this unique and important project and you will also be invited to join us on our Opening Night! Also, if you agree, your generosity will be recorded in a permanent way.

For a personal donation of £500 or more you will receive a year’s ‘Friends of The Soper Collection’ membership, when it is formed, with its benefits.

A donation of £5,000 or more will allow you free life membership of the ‘Friends of The Soper Collection’, when it is formed, also with its benefits and, if you are agreeable, your generosity will be permanently recognised by being prominently credited at The Soper Gallery, when open, and immediately on our website.

Do please tell anyone who you think might be interested in our Appeal to enable the art work of the Soper Family to be taken to heart by the public.



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