The CNTA – Czech National Trust Abroad
is an independent charitable organisation that raises funds and supports the Czech National Trust (“CNT”) both in the UK and internationally. In particular it will:
Front row, left to right: Eva Bonfield, Irena Edwards, Catherine Leonard, Zuzana Princova
Back row, left to right: Martin Krpata, Petra Gomersall, Petr Krpata
Patrons and Advisors:
Baroness Kay Andrews, Irena Žantovská-Murray, José Hlavnička, Alastair Laing, Greg Hands MP, Richard Bassett
Dr Irena Edwards – Chair, Catherine A. Leonard, Zuzana Princova
The Czech National Trust promotes and supports the conservation, protection and maintenance of cultural heritage in the Czech Republic; a cultural heritage of international importance. It aims to inspire, foster and promote the development of an effective voluntary and donor culture in the Czech Republic.
Czech Republic has an exceptional number of historical buildings and objects. The communist era was not kind to cultural monuments.
It left properties uncared for, changed their use – often to their detriment- and instilled in the people a feeling that heritage had nothing to do with them. We want to help Czech National Trust to reverse the tide; to grow awareness and pride within local communities and help them love and adopt these places and start a grassroots movement to preserve them for future generations. The National Trust in the UK is certainly something to aspire to with its many wonderful places, thousands of volunteers and millions of members. We intend to also connect the Czech National Trust to other international organisations who will help them to succeed.
Dr Irena Edwards, Chairman
Mobile: +44(0)7500 3373 29
Eva Bonfield, Communication Manager
Mobile: +44(0)7773 076578
Registered address: 26, Clarendon Court, Sidmouth Road, London NW2 5HB.
CNTA is a charity registered in England and Wales No: 1162843