St Luke’s Reverend Heather Buckley is celebrating the success of its recent appeal to raise more than £8,000 to fund the cost of removing the old beech tree which, including traffic management costs, was £8,239, a major blow to the church’s finances for 2018.
Among a number of large individual donations the church received towards the cost of the work was an anonymous donation of £1,000.
Now, after reaching the target, Rev Buckley hopes more funds can be raised to continue the work in the churchyard.
St Luke’s Christmas fair is on Saturday, November 24, and the church would welcome donations for the raffle, tombola, gift and toiletries, cake and produce stalls. The fair is the church’s major fundraising event of the year, and the church is very grateful for anything people may give.