Love Our Village

£70,554 of £110,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 32 months
Do you want to be part of an exciting love story?
The villagers of Lover are looking for love this Valentine’s Day and we hope you are the perfect match.


Once a thriving, bustling village with a famous post office, pub and primary school we are now a village looking to bring back the glories of old by seeking your help to lavish it with TLC.

This year marks 10 years since the school shut down and today we are on an exciting mission - to raise £110,000 to save the school from commercial development and create a brand new community centre becoming a home for the Lover pre-school, a centre of fitness and a venue for creativity & celebrations.   

Once open, the centre will also be at the heart of the Lover Post Office re-launch, enabling people to send their valentine a card from this famous village. We have 12 months to prepare to put the most famous and romantic venue in the world back on the map and open for Valentine’s Day 2017.

Like many villages up and down the country, we are passionate about keeping our village heart beating and are working hard to raise the money but we are looking for more people to help us reach our target. Every penny and pound donated will be put towards the costs of materials and labour for renovation to begin.

All donations will be collected by the registered charity 'Lover Community Trust' (charity number: 1164291)

If you want to be part of our love story then please donate what you can.  You will be forever in our hearts.
Thank you.
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We had a great Valentine's Day in Lover today. ITV Meridian came down to film and over 200 people came together on the Lover Green to take a photo of a giant heart made of people! All holding heart balloons wearing red and enjoying home made biscuits made by the villagers. Wonderful atmosphere and thank you to everyone who came down. xx
The Heart of the Village
The whole village supporting
Heart biscuits made by the villagers
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Today I received the sweetest of donations. All the way from a little village up north. The address just had Katie Gibbs Village of Lover and it successfully found its way in to my hands. Inside £20 donated from a lady who read our story in the Telegraph. A wonderful act of kindness from a lovely lady.
If you want to make a love declaration please donate whatever you can afford.
Thank you.
xx
A lovely letter and donation received.
Village of Lover was all it took!
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Our village heart is all of a flutter today after being showered with so much PR love! From the Daily Mail, The Telegraph and The Mirror as well as countless regional newspapers covering the story up and down the country.

It paid off too - we had over £300 of donations in 1 day.
Let's hope more people show their love for our little village. xx
The Daily Mail
The Telegraph
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Dove Clarke
32 months ago
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Fantastic idea! If everyone who'd ever sent a Valentine's card for the 'Lover' postmark gave £1, the money would be raised in no time.

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Rachel Jones
31 months ago

Fantastic day - I love the pictures. Amazing to see such support from everyone who came with their loved ones to be in the 'Heart of Lover' photo.

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£70,554 of £110,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 32 months
Created February 1, 2016
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Tim Pike
31 months ago
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Excellent stuff

£20
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John Burnett
31 months ago
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John and Linda Burnett

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Lucia Willson
31 months ago
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Go gorgeous gibbolina! Love team willson

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Local villagers
31 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Local residents have shown their love and support for this project with a collective donation of £69,000. This has now been added to the grand total.

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Anonymous
31 months ago
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Dove Clarke
32 months ago
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Fantastic idea! If everyone who'd ever sent a Valentine's card for the 'Lover' postmark gave £1, the money would be raised in no time.

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Rachel Jones
31 months ago

Fantastic day - I love the pictures. Amazing to see such support from everyone who came with their loved ones to be in the 'Heart of Lover' photo.

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