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About The Trust



Patron Joanna Lumley
Chairman Dame Barbara Kelly
Treasurer Bill Thomson
Company Secretary Les Jardine

Hilary Alcock, Caroline Buck, Flora Burns, Serena Campbell, Cath Duncan, Jim Duncan,
Paul Jackson, Pam Pumphrey, Lesley Whyte

Founding Chairman Roger Windsor MBE

 Centre Director Simon Davidson

Head of Creative Programme  Catherine Colwell   Commercial Services Manager Angela Green
Compliance Manager Kirsty Tibbetts  Front of House Manager Natalie Hotson  Head Gardener Matt Lidster
Creative Learning and Engagement (Communities) John Molloy    Creative Learning and Engagement (Schools) Wendy Jones  
Volunteer Coordinator
Natasha Kinsella
(maternity leave) Volunteer Coordinator Paul Barber (maternity cover)
Administrator Jacqueline Kennedy Maintenance Simon James  
  Finance Assistant  Abbie McGowan
Finance/Accountant  Sue Howes A&S Business Services    


Directors: Jim Duncan and Simon James
Secretary: Les Jardine

Inspired by the cultural legacy, heritage and history of Moat Brae, the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust is creating
a National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling with a Neverland Discovery Garden.

   The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust was established in 2009 with the specific goal of
securing the future of Moat Brae as a major asset for the local community.

   So far, the Trust has successfully saved this wonderful house and its ‘enchanted’ garden from demolition and decay and has raised the total of £6.5m required for the final phase of works. There is still much work to be done and funds to be raised for specific features at Moat Brae, and we will keep in touch with you as the next chapter of our development unfolds.

‘to advance heritage through preserving and restoring
for public benefit the literary, historical and architectural
heritage of Moat Brae House, Dumfries and its gardens,
being a site of unique historical and literary interest by
virtue of its associations with James Matthew Barrie,
the world renowned author of Peter Pan and of great
architectural significance having been designed by

The Trust is also supported by an army of volunteers and friends

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The Prince’s Regeneration Trust adopted the Peter Pan Moat Brae Project as a partnership project in 2009, and provides advice and guidance to the Trust.  PPMBT is a member of the Association of Building Preservation Trusts.

PPMBT is a Registered Scottish Charity | Number SC041382 Company Number SC363695 | VAT Registration No.133412160