Do you like meeting new people? Do you have an interest in the history of Malton and Norton? Might you like rummaging in our collections, helping catalogue objects, arranging exhibitions and events? Well, devoting a few hours a week to the Woodhams Stone Collection at the Malton and Norton Heritage Centre may be 'right up your street'. Why not get in touch and become a volunteer? Our contact details are at the bottom of this page - we would love to hear from you!
Become a Friend - Join Here - Join Now!
What Do Friends Do?
We just couldn’t do without our Friends! They help us continue our work of preserving the collection for the future:
- Help meet the running costs of housing and maintaining the collections through their subscriptions and donations
- Help out at the Malton & Norton Heritage Centre
- Assist arrange exhibitions
- Work on cataloguing and conserving our collection items
- Help with fundraising events
- Work on our projects
What Are The Benefits Of Being A Friend?
Our Friends include our best supporters. They just love making a contribution!
- Discount when attending our talks.
- A Friends Newsletter 6 times a year, distributed electronically, see an example
- A Library where Friends can borrow a range of local/social history books
- Visits to other museums and locations
- Previews of our exhibitions
- Networking with others with similar interests in the heritage of Malton & Norton
- Opportunities to get intimate with our collections and participate in exhibitions and projects
We have a trifold brochure all about the Friends and we will be making this available at the Malton & Norton Heritage Centre and in other local locations. see our eBrochure
How Much Does It Cost?
Our annual subscriptions are deliberately set low to ensure becoming a Friend of the Woodhams Stone Collection is accessible. For an individual it is the equivalent of just £1 a month! Those who are able to pay more may consider a donation when they pay their subscription.
Our annual subscriptions are: Individual - £12; Family - £20; Lifetime - £120; Business - £50.
How Do I Join and Pay?
We do need a signed Friends of the Woodhams Stone Collection membership application from you. There are two ways to do this. You can open the form in your Internet browser, print it, complete and sign it, OR you can download the form to your computer and complete the form using Microsoft Word before printing and signing it.
In either case please send the completed signed form to The Membership Secretary, Friends of the Woodhams Stone Collection, Malton & Norton Heritage Centre, 3 Commercial Street, Norton YO17 9HX and enclose a cheque or make payment by bank transfer as described on the membership application form.
Raise Funds for the Woodhams Stone Collection
Did you know that 17 supporters of Woodhams Stone Collection have raised over £800 by doing their online shopping with national retailers via the easyfundraising website? Once you have nominated your cause (Woodhams Stone Collection can be searched and selected) and created an account then when you want to shop just go first to the easyfundraising site first, log in, and selct the retailer where you wish to shop. Bookmark easyfundraising to make it even easier.
Trustees have overall control of a charity and are responsible for making sure it’s doing what it was set up to do. You can see our list of Trustees on the Charity Commissioners website
Contact us by email
Reg'd Charity No: 1177312
Malton & Norton Heritage Centre
3 Commercial Street
Norton YO17 9HX
Our opening hours are:
Regrettably we are currently operating an 'appointments only policy' to ensure the safety of staff and visitors. Please contact us via the email link above to arrange an appointment.
The Woodhams Stone Collection is entirely run by volunteers and is housed in the Malton & Norton Heritage Centre. A donation however small would help towards our running costs and the purchase of archive quality materials required to store and preserve the Collection for future generations. If you should decide to donate via the PayPal button neither you nor Woodhams Stone Collection will be charged a fee for this donation.
At the end of the transaction you will be asked if you wish the payment to be made as part of the GiftAid scheme. If you are a UK taxpayer and able to do this it means that Woodhams Stone Collection can benefit by an additional 25% of your donation.
Malton & Norton Memories
This group is for those who are interested in life as it used to be in the twin towns of Malton and Norton. It is chiefly a showcase for photos and items from the Woodhams-Stone Collection but you are welcome to post any comments, memories or photos you may have to share.