St Mabyn Village News

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Monday, October 16, 2006

ST MABYN CHURCH RESTORATION APPEAL


Photo taken by Peter Rasmussen
Thanks to Adrian Dungray for the "wonderful thermometer which he has made for Phase Two of the Appeal which is a worthy successor to the one made twenty years ago for Phase One, by Tony Dickinson, now on display inside the Church. Adrian learned his craft from Victor Harvey who did the wonderful line drawing of the Church which is used in our Appeal logo, as it was also for Phase One"
By early October, the Appeal had already reached £30,000 and continues to grow steadily. An initial £15,000 was received from St Mabyn’s Parochial Church Council from its Special Repair Fund, which has gradually been built up over the past 15+ years as a result of careful housekeeping on the part of the PCC and the selfless and tireless efforts of John Lobb in carrying out ongoing maintenance works. Collections, gift aided donations, legacies and proceeds from the village fête have also helped to boost the Fund.
A further £15,000 was also gratefully received from the Friends of St Mabyn Church, a separate charity established a couple of years’ ago to raise funds for specific church restoration projects. Thanks to the efforts of its trustees, the Friends has over the last two years continued to develop its membership base, the subscriptions from whom together with the allied gift aids and the receipt of several small grants have added to its contribution. The Friends has also raised funds from some very successful events, including supper and garden safaris, a Mainly Baroque concert by Tony Cox performed in the church last year, and Jazz on the Green which was enjoyed my many this summer.

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