Helping Hand for the Hall

Petherton Arts Trust is the charity that runs The David Hall. Currently PAT receives no additional funding from external sources so heavily relies on ticket sales, a very active Fundraising Committee and at times, support from local Coop. 

In 2019 Petherton Arts Trust conducted a building survey which indicated that a programme of maintenance and repairs was required. The building repairs focus on the roof, dormer windows, as well as re pointing and improving insulation. The first priority will be to remove the weather vane, and clear the guttering.

Petherton Arts Trust would appreciate your donation towards the building repairs and future improvements. Let’s keep this valued Community Venue open for years to come.

Here are the many ways you can donate and/or support.

To make a one off donation choose to support the operating budget or help with the building maintenance; or buy the t shirt:


Or you can:

1. Become a friend of PAT

The David Hall is a registered charity. We do not receive any grants and therefore depend entirely upon the generosity of our patrons and members.

Friends of Petherton Arts Trust (PAT) offers its members exclusive benefits as a way of rewarding our regular guests and raising money to help the hall achieve its goal. That is ‘to continue to provide high quality and varied musical, theatrical and artistic entertainment for the community’.

In order for the Hall to be successful, the trustees need and value your support. It is hoped that the ‘Friends of PAT’ membership has something to encourage everyone to join. Every member will help us.


  • Individual – £30
  • Couple – £50
  • Young Person – £10
  • Family (2+2) – £70

Become a friend of PAT​

as a Friend of Pat you will be entitled to the following :-
  • A Friends of PAT membership card.
  • Drinks Voucher
  • Twice yearly newsletter detailing PAT information and advanced season information.
  • Priority booking & Opportunity to reserve seats.
  • Concession price on most PAT promoted events, where a concession price is advertised. (Does not apply to PPS films).
  • Access to balcony seats.
  • Entry into the monthly PAT raffle to win a bottle of wine.
  • Opportunity to win 2 tickets to two events at the Friends of Pat winter draw.
Thank you

2. Join a new fundraising opportunity at no cost to you!

Regular supporters of the David Hall and Petherton Arts Trust will be well aware how much we appreciate their financial help in the on-going and expensive work involved in maintaining and improving the fabric of the Hall.We have now embarked on an excellent new initiative through which you will be able to help us further when you are simply doing your regular online shopping: it really will not cost you anything. None of your financial details will be stored online and, once you register to support us, the Hall will get a small percentage donation from the online retailer. All the major online retailers have committed to the scheme (over 2700 of them, including Tesco, John Lewis, M&S, Argos, Amazon, Lakeland, eBay, Expedia, Travelodge, Premier Inns etc etc).

The process is very simple and we know of other charities and individuals who have used this site for some time with excellent results. We do hope that you will consider supporting us in this way by doing the following.

 Look at how it works by going to the website There are several FAQs that you may wish to explore.

 In the ‘Search for a cause’ box, enter ‘The David Hall’, then ‘Search’.

 When The David Hall appears, click on ‘Support this cause’.

Create an account or login with facebook

Start shopping, or close your browser until you need it.

You may wish to use the ‘reminder’ tool, a useful reminder whenever you shop online that you could be triggering a donation to the Hall.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Hall and one of the fundraising team will get in touch with you.

Thank you for all your support, past, present and hopefully future.

The Petherton Arts Trust Fundraising Team

3. Shop at AmazonSmile

You shop. Amazon gives.

Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

If you want Amazon to donate to Petherton Arts Trust Limited, you need to start each shopping session at the URL, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of your eligible purchases.

AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives.

4. Join the '200' club

Please help to make a difference at the David Hall by joining the 200 Club for 2019-20

The 200 Club has been running for 15 years now to support efforts to improve the David Hall. Maintenance and refurbishment of our wonderful venue are a continuing and costly process and depend entirely on donations, grants and our fund-raising activities, among which the 200 Club is an easy and enjoyable way to contribute. Please support us in this.

Each subscriber to the 200 Club makes an annual payment of only £26. Over the year half of the proceeds comes back to members as prizes and the other half goes to the Petherton Arts Trust, the owners of the David Hall. If all 200 numbers are taken (a total of £5,200) the Trust will receive £2,600 and the prize money for the year in monthly draws will be £2,600. With 84 prizes planned for the year, you have an excellent chance of winning something and you will be making a valuable contribution to the Trust – and ALL proceeds go to the charity, with no administration charges except postage. The monthly draw will usually be made at one of the film shows or gigs, beginning in April 2019, and prizewinners will receive payment shortly afterwards. The winning numbers and names will be posted monthly on the notice board in the Hall entrance and here on the website

In order to book one of the lucky numbers from the start of the draw please join here on the website or use BACS or by Standing Order (contact us for details). If you want a specific number, don’t delay! (You can ask in the ‘additional comments’ box later in the booking process if you book on line) If you do not specify a particular number or if your number has already been allocated, your number will be in order of application. If you want more than one number, please adjust the order and send the appropriate amount. All applications will be acknowledged.

Hartley Heard, Administrator 200 Club


For each month April-July, September-November, January-February:

1st-£30 2nd-£25 3rd-£20 4th-£15 5th-£10 Annual total £900

For the August ‘Summer Special’, December Christmas Special and March ‘End of Year Bonus’ draws:

1st-£150 2nd-£100 3rd- £50 4th- 10 of £25 each Total £550 each draw

NB If more or fewer than 200 members join, the size or number of prizes will be scaled up or down in proportion but half of the proceeds will always return in prizes.