The Lit & Phil Development Appeal

On Monday 7th February 2011 we welcomed over 150 guests into the library to hear details on what we are hoping to achieve and how people can help us.

Our newest patron and special guest Alexander Armstrong was here to entertain and to lend support to the appeal. Comedian and actor Alexander has family links to the Lit & Phil, at least two of his ancestors were presidents of the Society.

We have had a wonderful response to the Lit & Phil appeal and the monies raised to date have enabled us to carry out much essential work. We are hugely grateful to everyone who supported the appeal and without whom this vital restoration work would not be possible.

There is still more work to do to ensure the survival of this marvellous institution. We are now planning the next phase of the appeal and look forward to updating you in due course.



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