Become a Friend today to enjoy a full year of friendship benefits and close association with the work of the Library.

From just £36.00 per year, your Friendship will help us to foster greater awareness, understanding and research into early women’s writing, enabling us to maintain and develop our unique collection of manuscripts and books, to continue our award-winning schools programme, and to ensure that the work of these women writers lives on.

Already a Friend? Find out what events are coming up for you to enjoy in the What’s On section.

Friendship Benefits

  • Welcome Pack, including bookmark
  • One tour of Chawton House for you and a guest
  • Supporters News
  • An exclusive silver-plated quill pin
All of the above listed benefits.

Single Joint
Monthly Payment: £3 Monthly Payment: £4
Annual Payment: £36 Annual Payment: £48

‘A Person who could be trusted, one who was capable of being a real Friend’

Sarah Fielding, The Adventures of David Simple, in search of a Real Friend (1744)

All of the above listed benefits for one person and an invitation to a special event at Chawton House Library.

Monthly Payment: £10
Annual Payment: £120

‘My dear and Honoured Friend…. I come to you now without hesitation’

Frances Burney, Camilla, or a Picture of Youth (1796)

All of the above listed benefits for one person, a personal annual update on the collection by the Curator and an exclusive sterling silver quill pin.

Monthly Payment: £40
Annual Payment: £480

‘Ellena could find no words to express her joy and surprise on beholding her preserver.’

Ann Radcliffe, The Italian (1797)

Gift Aid your Friendship at no extra cost to you

Chawton House Library is a registered charity, and Gift Aid is a great way to support us even further. For every £1 you give through your Friendship, we can claim 25p in addition from HM Revenue and Customs at no extra cost to you. Consent to Gift Aid and you will be giving the Library at least an extra £9 a year through your Friendship.

You can do this simply by ticking the Gift Aid declaration when you fill out the form to become a Friend or by telling us you wish to make a Gift Aid declaration over the phone.

Registered Charity Number 1026921
Registered Company Number 2851718

Become a Friend today

To become a Friend now, simply complete this form and post it back to us (freepost) or call us on 01420 541010.

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