Joanna Lumley - Joanna Lumley Backing Plans For Barrie Literature Centre
Veteran British actress Joanna Lumley is backing a $6.4 million (£4 million) fundraising bid to transform the favourite childhood haunt of Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie into a centre for children's literature.
The sprawling grounds of Moat Brae in Dumfries, Scotland are said to be the inspiration for the magical kingdom of Neverland in Barrie's heartwarming tale, but the property has fallen into disrepair in recent years.
Officials at the Pan Moat Brae Trust have now launched an appeal to save the house from ruin and mark Barrie's contribution to literature with a special centre for youngsters on the site - and Lumley is happy to support the cause.
She says, "There is such wonderful potential to create a fantastic national centre for children's literature. I want to help raise the profile of this admirable project so that Peter Pan fans from all over the world can support this wonderful restoration."