Put Ransome on the Map

Stake your claim to put Ransome on the map

‘Go to bed everybody,’ cried Nancy suddenly. ‘Now. At once. We’ve got to get our claim staked as soon as it’s light enough to see.’ (Pigeon Post).

Sponsoring a map piece may only seem a small step towards a dedicated Ransome centre. But every step counts. Whether £15 or £1,000, your donation will make a difference.

It is also a great way to celebrate your support. We’ll record your donation here, on this online map, and in a permanent version at the future Ransome centre. You can also spread the celebration by dedicating your piece to someone else.

The map has 900 pieces with a total sponsorship value over £47,000. You can stake your claim below or by post.

Thus far we’ve raised:


Ransome Map Donation

Thank you for staking your claim! Doing so will help to put Ransome on the map.
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Reclaim Gift Aid

Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Arthur Ransome Trust to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Arthur Ransome Trust we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Arthur Ransome Trust to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Arthur Ransome Trust will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Arthur Ransome Trust receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Further information

The SADMC’s claim notice
Pigeon Post

Using the map

Rollover any piece to see its reference, title and value. Or (un)check the menu boxes in any combination to show pieces in different price ranges. You can drag the menu as required.

To view the map you need to have Adobe Flash Reader enabled and your browser set to allow flash images. It is best-viewed on screens with a horizontal resolution of 1,000 pixels or more.

We update the map regularly. But it doesn’t happen instantly or automatically. It is possible, therefore, that your preferred piece may have already been claimed very recently by someone else. In that case we’ll allocate the nearest available piece with a similar description and identical value.

Don’t forget you can be a PART of ART

If you are making a single or annual donation of £25 or more, or a monthly donation of £3 or more, then you may prefer to sponsor the map via our Join page. By doing so you can become a PART of ART.

Using Paypal

All our online donations are handled via Paypal Standard. This means we will transfer you to Paypal to complete your donation. We believe this maximises your financial security by ensuring that your sensitive card information is only collected, processed and stored within Paypal’s secure systems. You do not need to share this information with us in order to support ART.

You can complete your donation at Paypal using your credit card or your Paypal account.

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