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Sponsor Lynn in 2021 as she walks The Dales Way
Once again, one of our church family at St Swithin’s, Lynn Stephenson, will be taking to the hills this summer. Lynn and a friend are walking The Dales Way, and over the period Monday 28 June to Sunday 4 July will cover a distance of around 80 miles. The route stretches from Ilkley to Bowness on Windermere; there are certain to be some stunning views along the way, as well as some sore feet! Lynn has again kindly offered to open this venture to sponsorship for our Restoration Appeal. So please give her, and us, your support by sponsoring Lynn as she once again puts her best foot forward! You can sponsor Lynn online through our Just Giving page:
Please show in the message box that your donation relates to Lynn’s walk and give her a message of support.
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We are extremely grateful for all donations no matter how large or small.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Morley 01482 811087 email@example.com
Denise Wilson (PCC rep and treasurer) 01482 817887 firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret Cockbill (PCC rep) 01482 814407 email@example.com
Kelly Chapman 01482 813165 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Dalton 01482 811108
Nigel Morley 01482 811087 email@example.com
Dan Mason 01482 811111 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Beecock 01482 811111
John Jackson 01482 897512
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 (April 2021) we have raised £25,908.66, which is a brilliant start. A huge THANK YOU to all who have contributed so far.
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!