Raise the Roof was a fundraising event organised to help the Friends of Royal Victoria Country Park meet their target of £30,000 for the Heritage Lottery Fund project.
Visitors were given the opportunity to buy and decorate slates for the Chapel roof, leaving their own mark on the restoration project. Visitors who couldn’t attend the event were able to make donations online and leave messages that were written on slates on their behalf.
Messages were received from as far afield as Australia and from the families of former hospital patients asking for the name of their loved one to be recorded on a slate.
Approximately 900 slates were sold and decorated over the two weekends of the event with the support of 20 volunteers and the wider Park staff, raising £6,700 for the Friends of Royal Victoria Country Park.