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We received this Press Release from The Centre For Pagan Studies which names our own Ashley Mortimer as one of the five trustees appointed to care for and protect the legacy of Doreen Valiente and Gerald Gardner. Ashley is keen to hear from anyone who wishes to support, help, pledge, donate, interview or host a talk or exhibition of the artefacts and writings of Doreen Valiente. We expect to be able to reveal much more information as time goes on and Ashley assures us there is cause to be greatly excited about what is to come . . .

This is the press release we received:

We are very pleased to announce that on the 6th March 2011 The Doreen Valiente Foundation was officially formed and has received ownership of the artefacts bequeathed to John Belham-Payne of the Centre For Pagan Studies by Doreen Valiente. The primary objects of the foundation are "To protect artefacts which are important to the past, present and future of pagan religions" and "To make the artefacts available for education and research".

The Declaration of Trust documents were signed by the first trustees: John Belham-Payne, Julia Belham-Payne, Brian Botham, Patricia Botham and Ashley Mortimer. The Foundation held its first meeting and resolved:

  • To seek charitable status from the Charities Commission
  • To design and prepare the artefacts for their new purpose: that of exhibition

The foundation has already received pledges of further artefacts to add to the collection and anticipates further growth with future donations.

For press and media enquiries relating to the Doreen Valiente Foundation and to the ongoing programme of fundraising events we are happy to give interviews to the media.
Please contact: foundation@doreenvaliente.com

For local information/talks/interviews contact Ashley Mortimer: ashley@doreenvaliente.com

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