The Friends of Abingdon Abbey Buildings Trust has exciting plans for the enhancement of the Abbey Buildings which have unfortunately had to be put on hold due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Meanwhile they have to maintain the buildings and during the crisis they have not the usual income from lettings.
They would love to be able to do something a bit extra such as installing underfloor heating in the Checker or putting a dumb waiter up to the Long Gallery to make things easier and more comfortable for users then the Buildings are able to open again.
They get quite a few coins from the box on the gate, which is good, but ideally they need some larger donations via the donation page on their web site. (The rest of the web site will soon follow.)
The Friends of Abingdon recently divided into two charities:
* The Friends of Abingdon Abbey Buildings Trust concentrate on the Abbey Buildings
* The Friends of Abingdon Civic Society look at other town matters and are currently working hard to find a viable way for Old Abbey House to be kept for Abingdon people.