Jim Clark Trust appeal


The Jim Clark Trust launched a new crowdfunding appeal at Race Retro on the Live Stage today to attempt to raise the required money to open a Jim Clark Museum in his home town of Duns.

The non-profit organisation has the support of the council and Lottery funding but is still £300,000 short of its £1.6m target. The money would mean development would begin on the Jim Clark Room, which is currently home to a selection of his trophies and memorabilia, into a full-scale museum in 2018.

There is no minimum donation, but £25 donation comes with a limited edition enamel badge and car sticker, £50 a special t-shirt and £100 a 10×8″ print. A pledge of £250 will see your print signed by one of the Trust’s patrons, which includes Sir Jackie Stewart, Dario Franchitti, David Coulthard and Allan McNish. Larger donations are rewarded with some commemorative leather driving gloves with embroidered signature (£500), your name on a plaque on the museum (£1,000), and dinner with the patrons (£10,000).

“This is now at a crucial stage,” Franchitti said. “The museum needs the support of motor sport fans and the general public if this fitting tribute to Jim is to become a reality.”

Stewart has been a long time supporter of the Trust and is honary president. “I am delighted the museum project has reached this stage with the support of the Trust,” he said. “I would like to thank Scottish Borders Council and Heritage Lottery Funding. The foundations of this project are heritage, education and inspiration bought to life through the story of Jimmy’s incredible career and significant influence on Scottish motor sport. If those values ring true to people around the world, I hope enthusiasts will join me in wishing the fundraising campaign every success.”

Visit the Trust’s Crowdfunder page to donate

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