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*** For details of the Restoration Appeal Committee please scroll down ...

 

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THANK YOU

 

to the wonderful generous people of Sproatley, and to all who turned out to support our carol singing night for 2021. We had a brilliant night which added £343.30 to our fund.

Thank you especially to Santa and his driver and to our collectors, and to all the singers who kept on going despite the chill in the air. Your continuing support for our project is really appreciated and the fund has continued to grow, despite Covid-19 trying to hold us back.

We have now reached a total of over £33,000. We are hoping to be able to progress plans for work on the porch in the new year and this will then help us prioritise work on the rest of the building.

When we have more to report we will update you and, when the time is right, Covid etc permitting, we will hold another public meeting. But you have shown that you care about our village church and we appreciate your wonderful support.

 

May you all have a safe and very blessed Christmas.

 

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The 2022 Sproatley Calendar, kindly sponsored by Maple Garage, in aid of the Restoration Fund is here!  Copies are available at Sproatley Village Shop priced £10 each, including an envelope which is suitable for posting.  Please get your copy now! This stunning calendar will also be on sale this Sunday, 12 September, in the Village Hall, and at the church, so why not pick up a copy as you tour the village during our Scarecrow Festival.  Hope to see you all then. Calendars can also be ordered by calling Denise on 01482 817887. 

Thank you to all contributors and to you all for your continued support!

 

 

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Further to announcement made last week we are pleased to announce that the net proceeds from the Scarecrow Festival were £1,007.19.  Thank you all for a terrific day.  Our Restoration Fund has now passed the £30K milestone, standing at £30,247.45, a great achievement in these Covid times!  Thank you all.  More on future fundraising soon.

 

 

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Sadly, due to ongoing concerns re Covid-19, our Open Gardens event for 2021 has again been postponed. However, we thought you might like a taster of what is to come when we finally get to see these lovely gardens for real.  Here is a link to ‘Sproatley Virtual Open Gardens 2021’.  Seven participants kindly permitted a short video to be made of their gardens. Please enjoy and share the link with your friends. 

https://youtu.be/hgZ39fCt7EA

If you enjoy watching please consider making a donation to the Restoration Fund via our Just Giving page:

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/savestswithinssproatley

                                                                       Thank you!

 

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   Help us reach our target by making a donation online; it’s so simple and if you are an eligible UK taxpayer you         can take advantage of Gift Aid to increase the amount we receive from your gift at no extra cost to yourself.     

We are extremely grateful for all donations no matter how large or small.

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Please help us to raise £50,000!!!

The newly formed Restoration Committee is pleased to announce that the Save St Swithins Restoration Appeal has now been launched. Thank you to all who attended the public meeting held on 7th of March 2019 and especially to those who offered help and support. This has enabled us to launch our appeal fully in the knowledge that the community is behind this project.

In response to the survey conducted across the village, many residents referred to the church as the ‘heart’ or ‘focal point’ of the community. As you may know, St Swithins Church is now in need of substantial repairs, including a new nave roof and repairs to the tower. In addition, we would like to improve the facilities the church is able to offer in order that it can be used more widely by the community.

Our overall target is around £340,000. We hope to obtain the bulk of this through grants from various bodies, but this is not guaranteed. In any event we will need to raise at least £50,000 locally to provide matched funding for the grant applications. We also need to show real community support and participation in the project or the grant bodies will not support us.

Please read on to see how YOU can help.

This is a real opportunity to bring our community together and have some fun at the same time. If you would like to get involved please get in touch. You can contact any member of the

 

Restoration Committee:

Alan Smith (Chairman) 01482 817000 alan@alfran.karoo.co.uk

Denise Wilson (PCC rep and treasurer) 01482 817887 denisekw55@icloud.com 

Margaret Cockbill (PCC rep) 01482 814407 mrc@damaskend.karoo.co.uk

Kelly Chapman 01482 813165 kellywainwright157@gmail.com

Ann Dalton 01482 811108

Tracy Beecock 01482 811111

John Jackson 01482 897512

Ann Dyson 01482 890239

Sally Hollyman 01482 817931 sallyspc2003@yahoo.co.uk

Sarah Morley  mrsmorley.sn@gmail.com

Nigel Morley  nmorley19@yahoo.com

 

We would like to raise the required funding within a period of two years. This is an ambitious target but one which, we believe, is possible with your continued support. To date (September 2021) we have raised £30,247.45, which is a great effort. A huge THANK YOU to all who have contributed so far but we really do need your help and support.
We will be approaching businesses in the area, large and small, for support and there are a number of charitable trusts and other grant awarding bodies which may be able to help. Aside from this there has been a great response to our appeal for fundraising ideas so in the coming months, do please watch out for and give your support

St Swithins Church is located on Church Lane,

leading from Balk Lane, Sproatley

 

Together we can do it!

Thank you

 

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