We were delighted to achieve our first goal and we have donated £30,000 towards the major refurbishment of the Alloway Burns Monument.
We have also extended our support to other projects. We have donated £336 for the purchase of two wheelchair friendly raised beds for the New Garden Project next to the Cottage. This was possible through and with thanks to the CS Green Network Trust Funding linked to Greggs.
We have been able to donate a total of £16,726 to support various projects at RBBM. These include:
- Burns Monument Restoration: £6,000
- Costumes to bring the visitor’s experience alive: £226
- Burns cottage refurbishment fund: £10,500
The Monument Garden Plant Shop continues to do well, as do the wreath and Christmas tree sales, supported by a dedicated and talented team of volunteers.
The unique experience of the Burns Supper, held in the cottage where Robert Burns was born, is growing in importance, with participants from home and abroad.
Our other yearly events including, volunteers and staff Ceilidh with the Musical Friends band, our tombola, quiz night, dance evening with the Swing Sensations and Summer picnic continue to be popular and successful events.