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Patrick Foundation £500k donation drives forward BCLM's major development

BCLM Forging Ahead Patrick Foundation

05 January 2018

Today we  launch our fundraising campaign to raise the final £1.9m for our exciting £21.7m Forging Ahead major development project - and thanks to a Midlands-based charitable foundation we're off to an excellent start!

The Patrick Foundation of Kings Norton have pledged a gift of £500,000 towards Forging Ahead which, plus  a donation of five vintage vehicles from the Patrick Collection.

The foundation have also pledged an annual donation of £30,000 per year for the next ten years to support the Museum and the maintenance of its heritage vehicle collection.

In recognition of this generosity, we're naming the lower ground floor of our new Visitor Centre ‘The Patrick Gallery’ and the Junior Motor Mechanic will be referred to as ‘The Patrick Foundation Junior Motor Mechanic’.

The Patrick Foundation's Trustee, Alexander Patrick CBE DL, is widely known for his charitable work and was awarded a CBE in 2012 that recognised his support for charities. The Patrick  Foundation has previously supported several of the Museum’s past projects, including our much loved access vehicle ‘Doris’. 

To find out how you too can make a donation to support BCLM: Forging Ahead, either as a business or as an individual, please visit

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