Despite the “typical” Bank Holiday weather, the spirit of generosity was not dampened, as fundraising began in earnest to raise the significant funds required to repair the damage cause by last weeks Lead Theft.
The whole community, old and young, came together to organise and support the Bring and Buy sale in Lavenham Church, the result? An amazing £7,059 was donated on the day!
This is in addition to many gifts, both large and small, already sent in to the Rector during the preceding week from the surrounding area and beyond, who have been shocked that a few thoughtless individuals would target a church, for what will ultimately be a few thousand pounds worth of stolen, scrap lead, and in the process causing £10,000’s of damage.
The Revd. Stephen Earl, The Rector, said “I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our community, and it is clear that they are not prepared for the ‘criminal minority’ to win. Our community has come out strongly in support of our fundraising efforts, despite the weather” he continued “we are already discussing further fundraising activities such as an Auction, Bridge Tournament, and Concerts being planned, and it is hoped that the full dates of these event’s will be published soon.”
A formal fundraising committee is about to be formed. If you are interested in this please do get in touch with the Rector in the first instance.
A “Just Giving” Fundraising site will be up and running later this week, so that people can donate in a tax efficient way via Credit or Debit Cards.
TextGiving is already available, and people can text LVCH01 £2/£5/10/£25 to 70070.