Volunteers at the Elstree and Boreham Wood Museum in Drayton Road were delighted when Pinnacle Insurance donated £5,000 recently.
The company, based in Borehamwood, presented a cheque for £5,000 to chairman Mary Hanson. Miss Hanson said: "It is going to make a huge difference for us. It means we have got sufficient funds to pay the rent for at least another year."
She added that without the donation volunteers would have had to embark on a fundraising campaign, leaving less time for researching and preparing new exhibitions.
Chris Mills, Pinnacle's joint Managing Director, said he was keen to support the museum's work, as Borehamwood had a unique history which should be celebrated and preserved.
"There are obviously lots of people who have lived in Borehamwood and Elstree who made a real contribution, but there is a danger they could be forgotten."
He was keen for information about Borehamwood's film industry to be recorded, and said that with help from the council more could be done to exploit this heritage for the town's benefit.
Pinnacle first sponsored the museum when it opened in 2000, and Mr Mills praised its work since then, saying the displays were "always interesting".
(By kind permission of the Borehamwood Times)
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