£230,000 has been given or pledged to the West End Development Appeal at Madingley Parish Church. The Church Council is extremely grateful to everyone who has made a donation either in the form of a one-off payment or as a pledge with part payments being made month-by-month.
Three fundraising events have taken place over the Summer and Autumn:
- The Sale of Teas from the church during the National Gardens Scheme event at Madingley Hall raising £651.10. Our grateful thanks to Richard Gant and his colleagues for inviting us to take part in this annual event.
- The Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust Annual Ride, Drive and Stride when cyclists and walkers from the congregation visited over 100 churches and chapels between them. The sponsorship money raised £1,155 of which half is given to the Trust and half to our Appeal.
- Adrian Barlow’s talk about the Architecture of Oxford and Cambridge. This sell-out event was fascinating and the supper afterwards, prepared by Christine Barlow, was historic. £1,267 was raised for the Development Appeal as a result. Our huge thanks to Adrian and Christine for all they did to make this event possible and to the wonderful team who washed up and helped to clear the Hall afterwards.
The fund raising committee’s attention is now directed to making grant applications with the aim of finding the remaining money required to start work. We are grateful to everyone in the village who filled in the Community Questionnaire recently – your response was unanimously positive.
If you would like to help with the Appeal, either by making a donation or by helping with special events, do get in contact with us.