Mayor of Warwick first to buy a brick for the Lord Leycester Hospital's garden path

The Pathway of Support is a way for Warwick community to contribute to the Lord Leycester fundraising campaign to raise £1million that will improve the Heritage of the site and the visitor experience

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 9:02 am

The Mayor of Warwick has become the first person to support a fundraiser for one of Warwick's most iconic landmarks.

On Monday (March 29) Terry Morris, the Mayor of Warwick, was the first person to donate a sponsored brick for the Lord Leycester Hospital’s new Pathway of Support fundraiser.

The Mayor said:” On this beautiful spring day I am pleased to launch the Pathway of Support at the Lord Leycester Hospital and I am proud to have Cllr Terry Morris, Mayor of Warwick 2020-2021 inscribed in stone for decades to come – hopefully my great great relatives will come to see it one day."

The Mayor of Warwick holding one of the special paving stones. Photo by Gill Fletcher

The Pathway of Support is a way for Warwick community to contribute to the Lord Leycester fundraising campaign to raise £1million that will improve the Heritage of the site and the visitor experience.

One of the fundraising goals is to create an accessible path through the Master’s Garden.

The Master of the Lord Leycester Hospital, Heidi Meyer said, “We want to create a path accessible for all through our 500 year old garden and we hope that community residents will want to be part of making this happen.”

The Pathway of Support will wind through the five hundred year old Masters Garden at the Lord Leycester.

The Mayor of Warwick holding one of the special paving stones. Photo by Gill Fletcher

This year the Lord Leycester Hospital, a registered charity, and one of the most important and valuable medieval buildings in England, celebrates the 450th anniversary of its founding by Queen Elizabeth I’s favourite Robert Dudley, Lord Leycester.

With the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund the Hospital is embarking on a programme to conserve and improve the site making it a more exciting and accessible visitor attraction.

The plan is to develop a new pathway, funded by sponsored bricks that will be placed along the path bearing an inscription of choice by the donor.

The target for the Pathway of Support is 250 sponsored bricks to raise £100,000.

For more information on how to donate go to: https://www.lordleycester.com/ and click on the Pathway of Support.