Village Hall refurbishment

Fundraising continues apace.

We have been awarded a grant of £10,000 by the Garfield Weston Foundation; the Parochial Church Council has donated £1000; and Pete and Jeff’s Music Quiz raised £650. We have received donations from a number of businesses – Magnox Ltd, David Harber and Savages – and personal donations continue to be received. We are hugely grateful for all these contributions and have now raised nearly £300,000. Thank you for your support and generosity. Depending on how the current discussions with builders turn out, this means that we will be able to make a start on phase 1 shortly.

We missed making the final of the Aviva Community Awards by just 3 votes. Thanks to everyone who voted for us. With two other projects, we have though made the final of Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ scheme. You have until 31 December to pop into Tesco, pick up a token at the checkout and vote for the Hall. We’ve won £1000 by making the final and we stand a chance of winning £2000 or £5000. Please do support our project.

For those of you who prefer to contribute to charity online, we have now opened an account with Virgin Money Giving. Go to and make a donation. It couldn’t be easier.

A merry Christmas and happy New Year. Steve White