Lochnagar is privately owned and receives no government support. We regularly appeal for funds to assist in general long-term site maintenance, in specific projects and in the development of the Foundation’s increasingly important role in helping foster international reconciliation.
If you would like to help by contributing towards paying our costs, please use the ‘Donate’ button above via PayPal; or give by bank transfer to (Metro Bank) - Account 'The Lochnagar Crater Foundation', Sort Code 23-05-80, Account number 27092098 (IBAN - GB45MYMB23058027092098 - SWIFT reference MYMBGB2L) Or by cheque made out to 'The Lochnagar Crater Foundation' sent to:
The Lochnagar Crater Foundation
Herts AL4 8RA
Organising your own fundraising event can be a great way of supporting the Lochnagar Crater Foundation causes, by raising awareness and much needed funds.
Lochnagar Crater offers you the opportunity to honour their memory and help preserve this unique Great War Memorial for future generations. Each plaque will be for one individual.
Let us remember those who fell and those who survived. Commemorate a person from any combatant Nation.
Successful past fundraising appeals
The Cross Appeal
The original Cross was erected in 1986. Made from ancient pine rescued from a deconsecrated church in Northumberland, it was struck by lightning soon after it was erected. It did well to last until 2010 and was replaced in 2011.
The Path Around the Crater Appeal
In the spring of 2012 a handsome wooden path was constructed to address erosion problems. Each year it is estimated that up to 250,000 people will walk around the Crater path. Whilst every visitor is welcome, the damage caused by wear and tear has been enormous.
The Wreath Laying Area Appeal
In 2014 the wreath laying area was refurbished and a wheelchair friendly ramp was installed. The original wreath laying area around the cross was made in 2004 and the entrance was made more formal with duck boarded tracks leading onto the site.