Gift Idea 1: £3+Gift Aid
Gift Idea 2: £3
Gift Idea 3: £5+Gift Aid
Gift Idea 4: £5
Gift Idea 5: £10+Gift Aid
Gift Idea 6: £10
Gift Idea 7: £15+Gift Aid
Gift Idea 8: £15
Gift Idea 9: £25+Gift Aid
Gift Idea 10: £25
The Friends of Alexandra Park are trying to raise money to help get our wonderful Saracen Fountain restored, there are only 3 of these fountains in the world...one in Alexandra Park Glasgow, one in Warrington and one in South Africa.
The A listed Saracen Fountain from 1901 was sculpted by David Watson Stevenson and the foundry was Walter Macfarlane & Co at their Saracen works in Possil. The 40-foot-high/38-foot basin cast-iron structure remains one of the most significant iron fountains in Europe. The 40-foot cast-iron Walter MacFarlane Saracen Fountain was gifted to the City after the 1901 International Exhibition and remained in Kelvingrove Park for 12 years after the exhibition. In 1914 Glasgow Corporation took the decision to re-site this magnificent piece of industrial architecture to its present location in the park.
The Fountain is the focal point of the park, but it has decayed over the years and has always been a topic of discussion with our park users so we would like to have it restored to its former glory. If we, the local community can start to raise funds, we will then be able to ask other organisations for help so please donate what you can. We can also get our local schools involved with fundraising by doing sponsored walks or sports tournaments in the hub.
This is a massive project that I am sure the people of Dennistoun, Haghill, Riddrie, Carntyne and the East end of Glasgow will support and be proud of and our community can be proud of the legacy they have left for the future.
Please support the Friends of Alexandra Park to restore the fountain and support its historic value.
We’ve listed some suggested donations but if the exact amount you wish to donate is not listed on this page then please visit the Donate to a park page, choose Park Fund and then type a message starting with "Saracen Fountain" in the Why did you want to support this park/city fund? field. You can also Gift Aid donations through the Donate to a park form.
You can support the Saracen Fountain by text message!!
To make a donation, text 'SARACEN' to 70085 to donate £3. This costs £3 plus a std rate message.. Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20. Text "SARACEN20" to donate £20.
Gift Aid Declaration
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MyParkScotland provides a safe and easy way to make a donation to support this great project.
To make a donation, click on ‘Support Now’ and select your choice of Gift Level. If you are a UK tax payer, selecting a Level which includes Gift Aid means that we can top up your donation at no extra cost to you. Adding Gift Aid typically means that your online donation of, for example, £10 becomes a park investment of £11.53 (after paying platform and management fees). You need to provide your address to enable us to claim Gift Aid.
Gift Aid is a Government scheme which allows charities to increase the value of donations made to them. Gift Aid makes a huge difference to small charities and local organisations, but if they aren’t registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and HMRC, they can’t claim Gift Aid (and many that could claim Gift Aid don’t because they find the process too complicated). At MyParkScotland, we take care of the claim process on eligible donations, so that the Friends and community groups can concentrate on the great work they do in our parks.
We use PayPal to manage online donations and they charge a small platform fee for handling donations. We work hard to keep our fees as low as possible to make sure that as much of each donation as possible is invested in our parks. For donations without Gift Aid, at least 92% of your donation is invested in parks. MyParkScotland is a not-for-profit registered Scottish charity (No. SC045424) and any fees taken go towards covering essential operating costs.
You can find out more information about Gift Aid and MyParkScotland fees in the main Small Print section.