Urgent appeal – Help us support and save Lochnagar

Currently it costs, on average around £100 per day to preserve and care for Lochnagar.
  • Lochnagar was purchased over 40 years ago to save it from being filled in.
  • It receives no official financial support.
  • All funds needed for its upkeep are raised entirely by voluntary donations.
  • Thousands of hours of labour and tens of thousands of pounds have been spent to provide year-round, free, safe and rewarding access to visitors.
  • It is increasingly recognized as an international symbol of peace and reconciliation.
  • Can you help support, and save this important Great War site?
  • Please send a donation and help fund the next stage of vital, ongoing works.
  • Please use the ‘SUPPORT’ button above to donate via PayPal; or give by bank transfer to (Metro Bank).
  • Account is ‘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’ and sent to:
  • The Treasurer, The Lochnagar Crater Foundation, Robins Wood, Rose Lane Wheathampstead, Herts AL4 8RA
  • Thank you for your support.

OR

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
Treasurer
Robins Wood
Rose Lane
Wheathampstead
Herts AL4 8RA

Fundraising Activities

Organising your own fundraising event can be a great way of supporting the Lochnagar Crater Foundation causes, by raising awareness and much needed funds.

Commemorative Plaques

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.

Ways to Donate

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.

Read the full story of the new cross.
Read Vinny’s story
Read Warren’s story

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. 

Read the full story of the new path

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. 

Read the full story of the new Wreath Laying Area