The Graham Burnett Trust is delighted to award a grant of £750 to the Museum of Cannock Chase to help towards the conservation of the Stan Jones shop signs.
As a shop that Graham would frequent in is childhood, we are delighted to contribute to this conservation project and fundraising appeal.
The signs were rescued by the museum in response to facebook posts after being discovered during the refurbishment and opening of Subway in Market Street. Conservation work will be to repair and stabilise the damage caused by age and weather and, once complete, the signs will be displayed in the museum.
Susan Dalloe, Museum Manager said about the grant “We would like to thank the Graham Burnett Trust for their most generous donation toward the conservation of the Stan Jones Toy Shop sign. The shop was an important feature of Hednesford life and is remembered with much affection. Your kind gift means that we are now over half way toward our target – your support has made all the difference.”
A small section of the sign is currently on display in the museum where you can find out more and make a donation!
The grant was funded after the creation of the trust fund which is intended to celebrate the life of Graham Burnett and to ensure a lasting impact for the town he loved so much. Graham’s wife, Debbie Burnett, who established the Trust explained “Graham was ‘Mr Hednesford’. After his death, it seemed only right to use his legacy for the continued development of his town and the communities that serve it”.
The Graham Burnett Trust is working to benefit the community of Hednesford in memory of Graham who passed away in June 2017.
We welcome grant applications from local organisations and individuals!