Centre for Alternative Technology receives £650,000 Thanks to Graham and Margaret Sheppard

CAT charity has received its biggest donation from an individual in its 35-year history thanks to Margaret and Graham Sheppard. Graham, who was a long time supporter of CAT sadly passed away four years ago leaving his house as a legacy to the organisation.
Margaret remembers that Graham had decided that he wanted to leave a legacy to a worthy cause and that “We were so impressed when we first visited CAT. Graham just said, yes, this is the way things have got to go”

James Cass speaking on behalf of CAT said, “this is a fantastic donation to CAT’s activities, we are incredibly grateful to the Sheppard’s.”

The proceeds from the sale of the house will go towards the completion of the building of the Welsh Institute for Sustainable Education. The WISE institute will provide a state of the art educational facility at CAT in Machnylleth. Built to the highest environmental standards the building will include a 200-seat lecture theatre incorporating the highest rammed earth structure in the UK. Graham and Margaret Sheppard
CAT will be calling the lecture theatre Sheppard in honour of Grahams memory. James Cass also said that ” We at CAT are incredibly grateful for this generous gift to CAT that enables us to carry on our work. We are also particularly grateful to Margaret whose steadfast friendship to our organisation has made all this possible”

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