Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Friends of the Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft

As a publisher we support the valuable work of the Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft donating our titles to their research library. They have also been kind enough to host our launch party for Datura and have been supportive of our work.

This year is the 60th anniversary of the Museum, and the 40th anniversary of it's move to Boscastle. The Museum is a valuable resource for the entire magical community. Archiving, cataloguing and preserving our witchcraft heritage as well as educating the wider public.

By becoming a Friend of the museum you can gain priority access to their extensive research library, get free admission and do volunteer work with them.

This is an important asset for all of us.

Those who have marvelled at The Occult Reliquary will understand that works like this would not be available if archives such as the Richel collection fell into private hands rather than being purchased by the Museum.

If you join or renew your membership before April 5 the Museum can claim Gift Aid and will also receive what is known as "Transitional Relief". This was an extra 3p in the £ that the government gave to compensate charities for the reduction in the basic rate of tax. From 6th April charities will lose the "Transitional Relief" but will still be able to claim some tax back.

If you join before 5th April 2011 it means the Museum gets an extra 60p in tax back on an Individual Membership.

Please consider sending in your membership forms and fees before 5th April. Every one the Mueseum receives before this date brings in at least an extra 60p per person on top of Gift Aid to support their work, and at no cost at all to yourselves.

To become a friend of the Museum please click here

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