• Paul Black

Over $26,000 donated in Mid-Year Heritage Appeal

Trustee and Chair of the National Trust – St John’s Heritage Conservation Appeal Fund, Randall Wilson, is pleased to report that $26,160 was raised through this year’s Appeal.

Most of the funds raised will contribute to our longer-term aim of saving towards the cost of replacing the St John’s Church roof.

The existing roof of asbestos cement tiles dates from the early 1960s. Fifty–five years on, the tiles are showing signs of deterioration. Our aim is to complete this major project and associated works by 2020.

In accordance with donors’ wishes, funds were also allocated to other purposes such as the conservation of the church, the schoolhouse and the rectory, as well as projects relating to our heritage landscape and grasslands.

Donations to the Fund are tax deductible. Honorary trustees administer the Fund and no funds can be spent on the normal running costs of the parish.

We thank all those who generously contributed to the success of our mid-year Appeal. It was a great result!

(Photo: stones being replaced today on the St John’s Church which was consecrated in 1845.)

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