Fundraise 2017-07-25T15:12:20+00:00

e will be launching a number of fundraising initiatives over the coming months so check back here regularly to get involved. First up is #TheDarcyLook – explained in more detail (and in video demonstration!) below. Alternatively, if you’d like more information about the campaign, give us a ring on 01420 541010 or email jane.lillystone@chawtonhouselibrary.org. For press enquiries, please email helen.thirlway@chawtonhouselibrary.org.

First up! #TheDarcyLook

Are you a man who could give Colin Firth a run for his money? Take part in #TheDarcyLook and find out!

All you need to do is don a white shirt and be prepared to get wet! Have a friend video you being doused with water (we recommend a bucket or a hose for maximum effect!), upload your video / photo to Instagram or Facebook, text donate a small donation (£3) and nominate 3 friends to do the same. Here are the instructions to include in your post so your nominated friends know what to do:

I’m taking part in #TheDarcyLook. To help save Jane Austen’s ‘Great House’, get wet in a white shirt! Upload the photo/video, then text JANE03 £3 to 70070 and nominate 3 friends. www.janesgreathouse.org

#TheDarcyLook was officially launched on 18 July 2017 with the help of the Hampshire fire service and Alton Town Councillors including the Mayor. You can see the video below!