THE FRIENDS were set up by the Trust in 1998 to enable people who care about Copped Hall to support the Trust and its objectives. Since 1998 the Friends have made a substantial contribution to both the restoration process (particularly the gardens) and the manning of events. There are now over 1200 friends.
By joining The Friends of the Copped Hall Trust you can help secure the future of this important house and gardens. The Friends are supporters of the Copped Hall Trust and its objectives.
Chairman of the Friends' Report
Message from Louise Robertson
1. Receive our programme of events
2. Free newsletter twice a year
3. Enjoy programme of events
4. Be offered opportunities to help in various ways
5. Be able to visit Copped Hall free of charge on Open Days, Guided Tour Days and Open Gardens Days
Sunday Morning Working Parties
Drawn from the Friends, there are about 60 regular volunteers working in various parts. Certain volunteers are attracted to specific areas - for example, the mansion and the walled garden tend to have their own groups. Tea, coffee and excellent home-made cakes are provided by the ladies and the atmosphere is one of much laughter, industry and exchanges of information.
This has only got going in 2001 but there are now at least 15 regular volunteers that come along in the week and most of these have specific tasks they have chosen.
Once a year the Friends organise a coach trip to a country house that has some relevance to Copped Hall. So far they have visited such places as Knole, Anglesey Abbey, Wimpole Hall, Ickworth. and Stowe.
Please click here to download a membership form in PDF format. (106 K)
A working party of the Friends of the Copped Hall Trust meets every Sunday from 10.00 a.m. New volunteers welcome. Contact the Trust on 0207 267 1679.
if you have any questions about membership or have changed any of your details (for instance address telephone number or email address) just email us quoting your membership number if known on
Chairman: Vicky HoskinVice Chair: Louise Robertson (acting)Secretary/Membership: Pauline DaltonMinutes Secretary: Georgina Green
Committee: Alan Cox (Trust representative), Dawn Chambers, Lee Joyce, Victoria Robertson, Garry Pimley, Trevor Roberts, Thea Ingham, Duncan Robertson, Philip McKinder (co-opted)
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