The Charmborough Bell Trust

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The Charmborough Bell Trust is an educational charity (registered number 1126164) set up in 2008 to promote an awareness of the historically and culturally important English art and science of change–ringing (as originated on church bells).

Taster lesson

This is achieved through public demonstrations and information, and recruiting and teaching ringers in the wider community, especially young people, regardless of race, gender or religion.

By taking the Ring to public events, a wide audience can see and better understand what change–ringing involves, and receive free ‘taster’ handling lessons. Children, especially, can learn to handle these bells very quickly, and children are the teachers of tomorrow who will enable this heritage activity to thrive and develop.

Young learner

Even the very young can have a go!

Money Matters

Gift Aid logo The Charmborough Bell Trust’s main items of expenditure are rent of storage space for the Charmborough Ring, insurance, transport and maintenance. Although the Trust has use of the Charmborough Ring it is privately owned on the understanding that the Ring will be bought by the Trust when finances permit this. The owners have given notice that they are unwilling for this situation to continue indefinitely and may seek other buyers. The future of the Trust would then be uncertain, depending on the wishes of the new owners.

The Trust’s income comes from hire fees and donations. Donations (but not hire & transport fees) made under the gift aid scheme enable the Trust to reclaim the tax paid by eligible tax payers — this is currently 25p for every £1 donated. A gift aid declaration form is available here.