Club  Donations to charity

The club is very proud to support our local farmers, landowners and the many other charitable organisations in and around the county by donating club dig funds to good causes, usually the choice of the farmer.
Although these donations might be looked on as relatively small amounts per dig, over the years they have amounted to over £10,000
Below are just some examples of donations we have made over the years
Ronald McDonald House
TMDC donations -More than £600 to date
World Land Trust
Jack Adams (aged 9) is supporting Operation Ocelot Mission Two with World Land Trust (WLT) Patron Steve Backshall, a campaign that will help to protect some of the last 7% of Brazils Atlantic Forest. We can make it possible for WLT partner REGUA to protect acres of tropical habitat for ocelots, tapirs, sloths and hundreds of other species. Since November 2021, Jack has been fundraising for the World Land Trust (specifically Operation Ocelot), by doing sponsored activities like litter picking, walking the Cotswold Way, climbing 11 mountains in 10 days and through other activities like tabletop and Christmas card sales as well as funds from public speaking with his Mum - he's raised over £2700 in total so far!!
TMDC donation - £100

Taynton Parish Church

"" We all, at St Lawrence church, Taynton are extremely grateful that we have been awarded £400 donation from the members of the Taynton Metal Detecting Club.

Your donation has contributed to the clearing and hedge laying to the piece of land next to the Parish Room, the work will soon be completed and appreciated by visitors and residents of Taynton.

all at St Lawrence church.""
TMDC donations - £800
Great Western Air Ambulance
GWAA - TMDC donations - £1000 + to date
Royal Agricultural Benevolent Fund - TMDC donation - £400
Home Farm Trust - TMDC donation - £400
Sue Ryder- TMDC donation - £400
Chipping Campden Rotary Club (for "Molly" Celebral Palsy - fund raising for treatment) - £115
+many others
As well as monetary donations, club members have also donated some historically significant finds to local museums
A members' donation to Cirencester Museum
“I read in the news that Cirencester were seeking a grant to revamp their Iron Age display so offered them the Lynch Pin I found, on permanent loan ( as long as it was displayed). The reason for it not being a donation was because of my experience donating a bronze age axe to Hereford Museum and then finding it not on display.
Today I met up with a very excited Dr Alison Brooks and James Harris. They took the lynch pin from my wrap of kitchen paper after first putting on gloves. Dr Brooks did her Doctorate on the Iron age and had already got details from PAS. She pointed out the decoration at the end which is a representation of a bird, the dot being the eye. She mentioned several times that this was the only one in Gloucestershire. They have some bridle artifacts but now with the Lynch Pin they can display a Horse and Cart to highlight the artefacts.

They were so happy with the loan they gave me a 5 year pass”.

Below are some letters received after finds were donated to Stroud and Gloucester museums