Thursday, 17 May 2018
Help! Calling on all Beatles fans
Help us secure the future of the iconic Strawberry Field site by joining our ‘Strawberry Field Buy a Brick’ fundraising campaign.
The Strawberry Field site, treasured by John Lennon, has become a gathering place for Beatles fans from across the globe. Fans will now have an exciting opportunity to own a piece of the old Victorian Building that stood on site when John used to spend his time there.
There is a limited edition of 2,500 bricks, which will be released in 5 batches. Each brick is individually numbered which comes complete with a certificate of authentication.
Strawberry Field holds a special place in the history of The Beatles, with John Lennon’s experiences in and around the children’s home providing inspiration for the unforgettable song, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’.
Julia Baird, John Lennon's sister and Hon President of the Strawberry Field project says "I am sure that all Beatles fans will find a way to support this significant project that will bring hope to so many young adults with learning disabilities. With Fathers' Day coming soon, what better present could there be for lovers of Strawberry Fields Forever!"
John grew up with his aunt Mimi just a stone’s throw away from the site, he used to jump over the wall to play and regularly joined the children during the annual Garden Party and was said to find peace and refuge in the grounds. The large Victorian mansion was the centre piece of the estate, then sadly it was demolished in the 1970s but during the development work for the new plans, we have managed to salvage a number of original bricks.
Owners of this last piece of Beatles heritage in Liverpool, The Salvation Army, have ambitious plans to redevelop the site. The new vision for Strawberry Field will weave together educational, cultural, heritage and spiritual exploration in one bold, imaginative plan.
To own a piece of Strawberry Field is a special gift for the Beatles fan in your life. If you are scratching your head wondering what gift to get this year for your Dad, then look no further! But hurry we are now taking advance orders to be delivered in time for Father’s Day on 17 June 2018.
Bricks are priced at £75 per brick; orders are limited to 4 bricks per customer.
Also on offer is the opportunity to purchase a ‘Bundle’ package which includes a brick, a t-shirt and a mug all for the great price of £95. The first release is available for pre order now simply go to store.strawberryfieldliverpool.com to secure this special piece of memorabilia.
You can also purchase a range of exclusive merchandise that will also support the fundraising campaign to help us open the famous red gates to the public for the very first time.
Jules Sherwood, Fundraising Development Manager at The Salvation Army said,
“Help us bring Strawberry Field back to life again, we have big plans and we need your support to achieve them. We have had amazing support and encouragement from Beatles fans and the Beatles Industry Group in the City, we hope this opportunity to be part of the past and future of Strawberry Field will appeal to fans around the word.”