FAQs

FAQs

Where can I keep up to date with the work of The Rowntree Society?

Follow us on Twitter @rowntreesoc or Facebook for our latest updates. We’ll also be launching a brand-new newsletter in the coming weeks.

How can I support The Rowntree Society?

We are a small independent charity, with limited resources, and we welcome your support of all kinds, whether financially or by volunteering with your time or expertise.

I’d like to make a donation

To make a financial donation (to one of our projects to help with our core costs),  it is easy to pay online (with or without Giftaid) via localgiving.org.uk, click here for the link.

Or please get in touch with the Society about other ways of giving, info@rowntreesociety.org.uk.

I have Rowntree-related materials I’d like to donate

We don’t have our own Rowntree archive, so we can’t easily accept donations of materials. If you are looking for a home for any item or photograph, we are happy to put you in touch with the relevant people and institutions who may be able to help you.

Over the past few years we have successfully negotiated the transfer of some major collections of Rowntree materials into public collections, as well as the conservation of scarce items of public interest or value, so they may be known to future generations of Rowntree enthusiasts.

Can I become a volunteer?

Our recent volunteers have helped research and write materials for publication; assisted at events; done oral history interviews, database development, and photography.

We have a summer placement for a school leaver to get some office experience.

We offer regular unpaid internships for university students at the University of York and the University of York St John’s through existing B.A. and M.A. programmes.

We are embedded in a network of local volunteers offering lots of opportunities and we can usually find a way of fitting your skills and interests to our needs.

I want to contribute to the Rowntree Memories collection?

We are continuing to build a memories bank, following our Heritage Lottery funded project ‘York Remembers Rowntree’ 2014-15. If you would like to send us your memory you can do so at info@rowntreesociety.org.uk and it will be added to our collection.

I have a question about an image on your website

Most of the images on this site are low-resolution thumbnails, for illustrative purposes only, and a lot are taken from open-access sites on the Internet. In most cases we are unlikely to be able to provide further information about their provenance and we do not have access to high-resolution images for the purposes of reproduction in publications etc.

I’d like to arrange a Rowntree talk or walk

We can arrange specialist walks and talks subject to requirements; to find out more, contact info@rowntreesociety.org.uk.

I have a query about a Rowntree-named confectionery product I’ve bought

Please note that we have no connection at all with the production of any currently available Rowntree-branded product – they are all made by Nestlé nowadays. If you’ve got a comment about any product you can do so by contacting Nestlé direct consumer.services@uk.nestle.com.

Other questions?

If you don’t find the right answer on this site please get in touch at the above address and we will do our best to answer your question or put you in touch with others who may be able to help you further. Contact info@rowntreesociety.org.uk.

 

Get Fundraising

We are a small charity that relies on the generosity of our friends and supporters to run projects. Please join us in expanding this work by making a financial donation. It is easy to pay online (with or without Giftaid) by clicking the link below – or get in touch about other ways of giving, info@rowntreesociety.org.uk

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