Weʼre raising £22,500 to carry out essential repairs to our beautiful church
- West Dorset District, UK
- Local community
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In the tiny West Dorset hamlet of Littlebredy, at the head of the Bride Valley, is the perfect, small, stone-built church of St Michael & All Angels.
For several years the village has been fundraising to carry out significant and much-needed essential repairs to this remarkable building, much loved by all who visit.
Over the last five years, £20,000 has been raised from local events - a remarkable achievement in a settlement of 40 houses. £40,000 has been gifted by generous donations from private individuals, and a further £17,500 has been donated from grant-funded aid.
The total repair costs are £100,000. We now therefore need to raise a vital £22,500 to complete the fundraising and allow repairs to this building to be completed before further damage occurs.
We are on the final push of fundraising and as a result we are turning to the generous support of wider communities - committed to preservation, and to the maintenance of a small but significant piece of living English heritage - to assist.
The entire fundraising committee are incredibly thankful for your consideration of our cause, and we are personally grateful for all the help and pledges that you are able to make.
Ben Pentreath & Charlie McCormick
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Apr 24, 2018
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Apr 24, 2018
Ben,Very happy to donate. I spent Easter weekend at Reddish with Sophie and David and your name always comes up. I do hope our paths cross in the future. Best wishes with the fundraising!
Apr 22, 2018
Love old church’s , hope you raise as much as possible, good luck .
Apr 22, 2018
Brilliant idea Ben and Charlie. Well worth doing in aid of a very special church.
Apr 18, 2018
I have some lovely things in my home which have come from your shop and enjoy your books and blog too. Good luck with your campaign.
Apr 17, 2018
Apr 16, 2018
Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to a small church. Traveling in Britain we have discovered many beautiful churches by walking up country lanes - they deserve to be preserved.
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West Dorset District, UK
Ben Pentreath is an architectural and interior designer, based in London and Dorset. His weekly blog describing, in particular, the changing rhythm of the seasons in West Dorset, is read by many thousands worldwide.
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