Despite the weather doing its best to delay progress, the contractors are well underway with building the extension. The foundations have been laid without any problems from hidden graves and, given a fair wind, work should be finished by early September.
A launch party beckons
Nearer to completion a date will be set for an opening ceremony to which all contributors to the Appeal, members of our community and external charitable bodies, will be invited. We hope you can come along to this event and raise a glass to our valuable new village amenity.
What about the future
This project has been founded on two main planks – to enhance the use of an historical and beautiful building for both religious and social purposes and to provide an independent meeting facility for small community groups. A committee will be set up to manage the letting of the extension and it is important that such a body comprises members from both the church and non-church communities. It is not anticipated that this will be a very onerous task and volunteers will be most welcome.
Has fundraising ceased?
Actually, no. The Appeal fund stands at £175,700 but grant applications are still pending with a couple of trusts and we are hopeful of further success.
Fundraising events are continuing. The very first event in our campaign was a concert in St Agatha’s, held in June 2009. Subsequent concerts were held in June 2010 and 2011; all proved very popular. Another is planned for Saturday 16 June, under that gifted local impresario Alec McGivan. Further details are given on page 3.
Lets make that evening another splendid village occasion – see you there.
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