The members of our dedicated fundraising team, being ably led by George West-Robinson, are busy looking into grants and other types of funding, as well as helping organise loads of fundraising events and activities across the village.

We reckon we need to raise up to £1.3 million before we can turn the key and open The Mill up for the very first time.

Here’s a quick overview of the money that’s been raised and donated so far.

Event / activityDateMoney raised
Village Wine Safari (money split between The Mill and the Church) July 2017£700
Village Summer Fete including sale of ‘bricks’ July 2019£6,200
Italian Clothes Sale (Kate Cross) Nov 2019£158
Chilli Cook Off (Del Robertson) Nov 2019£500
Christmas Bazaar, Christmas cards and Seasonal cookbooks Nov 2019£2,043
John and Paula Orton’s Christmas drop in Dec 2019£204
Valley Voice carol singing Dec 2019£360
Del’s Souper Quiz Feb 2020£324
Gerry Henson’s sale of home grown plantsMay 2020£200
Sale of plants and potsJun 2020£183
Sale of handmade face masks (Wendy Curtis and team)Aug 2020£628
Village Number HuntNov 2020£30
Attic Sale, Middleton OrchardApril 2021£1,068
Attic Sale, Middleton OrchardJune 2021£739
Italian Clothes Sale (Kate Cross)Aug 2021£230
Attic Sale, Middleton OrchardOct 2021£450
Spanish wine tastingNov 2021£600
Christmas Craft SaleNov/Dec 2021£668
Italian wine tastingMar/April 2022£1,108
Village history walks (Jane Smith)Various£48
Copper Mile, coins collected in jars by villagersVarious£156
Royal George Sunday Quiz NightsVarious£85
Amazon SmileOngoing£97

Amazon Smile

If you’re an existing Amazon customer, you might like to know we’ve set up a new Amazon Smile account for The Mill. If you buy eligible products through, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to The Mill. More...

Get involved

If you’d like to be part of this exciting new project and join our enthusiastic team, we’d love you to get involved. We’re looking for people who have great ideas for raising money, people who might have connections to some of the bigger funding sources. Please contact George West-Robinson to find out more.

Fundraising calendar

We’ll let you have dates and details of fundraising activities as soon as they’re available, and we’ll include them in our events calendar.