Be Part of Making Musical History!
After 6 years of being in storage, the rare 1875 Lewis Organ is finally being restored and rebuilt in its original position within St Marie’s Cathedral, Sheffield. It is an enormous undertaking.
The Lewis Organ has 174 keys, 33 foot pedals, 1,700 pipes, and an ornate Austrian oak frame. It has played a central role in music within the Cathedral for 142 years, and its restoration will ensure this continues for many future generations to come.
In 1875, the organ cost £1,095 to build and install. Today, its restoration is costing £200k - that's nearly 186 times its original cost! We have already raised over £173k, but we still have £27k left to raise.
Please help us raise that final amount by donating what you can!
If you decide to donate, and you are a UK tax payer, you can increase your donation by adding GiftAid. GiftAid enables charities to claim the tax back from the Government on donations, at no additional cost to you. Although we are unable to collect GiftAid through this website, after you donate you will be sent an email with a link to our online GiftAid form. Completing that form will add an extra 25% onto your donation, so please do use it if you can!
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