There are lots of ways in which you can help keep our lovely windmill going.
Windmill Guides and other Volunteers
We can only keep Dereham Windmill open to the public through the work of the Windmill Guides and other Volunteers who work with the Dereham Windmill Charity.
Being a Windmill Guide is our most important role. Guides look after visitors to the mill, when we are open – typically on a Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Our more experienced Guides will escort visitors around the windmill explaining how the mill worked. But if you aren’t yet a windmill expert, don’t worry. Some Guides base themselves on the ground floor and allow visitor to explore the mill at their own pace.
We also open the Coffee Shop on a Sunday. So, if you can serve a cup of tea and a slice of cake (and wash up afterwards!), you could be a great help to us.
We hope Guides and other Volunteers will be available for one afternoon or morning each month,or more if you wish, but our roster is very flexible.
If you can’t make it regularly to the mill there are lots of other ways in which you could help – keeping our website and Facebook page up to date, making & distributing posters, helping at events and a host of other jobs as well.
If you would be interested in keeping our treasured Dereham asset open to the public please contact our Chairman Alan Ferguson (AlanFerguson@outlook.com, 01362 698209 or 07721670728).
Become a Trustee
A few of us are also trustees of the Dereham Windmill Charity. We meet every month or so to plan for the future and make sure Dereham Windmill is being managed in a sensible way. If you have administrative experience or think you could give us a hand please contact Alan Ferguson (AlanFerguson@outlook.com, 01362 698209 or 07721670728).
Become a Friend
If you wish to support Dereham Windmill you can become a Friend of Dereham Windmill (FODW). The annual subscription is just £12.
We will keep you informed of upcoming events and you will have the opportunity to find out more about what goes on behind the scenes at Dereham Windmill.
Please complete and return the Become a Friend Gift Aid Agreement form along with your subscription.
Make a Donation
If you wish to support the windmill via a single donation you can do so by making a bank transfer. Drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org for details. If you are a taxpayer, please consider gift aiding your donation by completing and returning the Single Donation Gift Aid Agreement Form along with your donation.
By leaving a gift to Dereham Windmill in your Will, you can make a positive impact on the Windmill for generations to come.
Leaving a legacy gift is important, but it does not need to be complicated. The basics are shown below:-
State in your will that you would like to leave a gift to us. We recommend using a solicitor or professional will-writer to make sure your will is legal and valid.
Include our full name, to make sure the money goes to the right place: Dereham Windmill, Registered Charity Number (1108549)
If you have already written us into your will, we’re very grateful and would very much like to know.
More information on leaving gifts to charity in your will can be seen on the HMRC website.