Our vision statement is “to make St Mary’s the beating cultural heart of the community, building aspirations and skills through engagement with the City’s vibrant history and the arts.” This is a major departure from how museums often portray themselves and this innovative and unique venture will combine arts, history and education to engage and unite wide and diverse audiences focusing on schools, young people and hard to reach groups not traditionally involved with museums. Professor Carl Chinn our Museum Patron has given his support to our project and has written the following words for our fundraising brochure: The understanding of the past can provide a vital bond of continuity for young people living in a perpetually changing world, giving them a sense of place and belonging and an appreciation of the fact that the rights we now enjoy were gained through the hardship of those that came before us. To achieve this vision, a major capital refurbishment programme is needed and we have developed a strategic fundraising plan to raise the capital required, estimated at c £250k, together with a robust business plan to ensure that once this refurbishment is complete the charity has a sustainable financial future. The capital project work will begin Summer 2017. We would be delighted if you will consider supporting St Mary’s as an individual or alternatively a commercial sponsor as part of your community policy. Our fundraiser Caroline Kerr would welcome the opportunity to meet and present to you, outlining our project in greater detail and investigate how you could best help us to achieve our ambitions through being a leading participant in this project. Caroline can be contacted on 01543 – 510711 or If you wish to make a one-off donation to St Mary's you can pick up an appeal flyer at Lichfield Library - Tourist Information desk or call us and we can send you a form oh and don't forget If you are a UK tax payer, please Gift Aid your donation so that we may receive an additional 25p for each £1 given, and at no extra cost to you. As always, we thank you for your support!