Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

Robert Tomkinson

Robert Tomkinson is crowdfunding

3%
£3,005
raised of £100,000 target by 85 supporters

Weʼre raising £100,000 to help rebuild St John the Baptist Church in High Toynton

Lincolnshire

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

Story

On Sunday 19th January, 2020 the tower of St John the Baptist church in High Toynton collapsed, taking down almost 150 years of history. Thankfully no one was hurt. The rest of the building is still standing - but the challenge of rebuilding starts now and the village will need all the help it can get!

We now know that the village needs to raise at least £30,000 to pay for just the immediate structural repairs to the building.

The final figure for restoration will no doubt be very high - but the village plans to rebuild St John the Baptist as a community space as well as a church.

All money raised here will go to the High Toynton Village Fund. If you are a UK taxpayer and are eligible for gift aid, please email hightoynton@gmail.com for more details.

Cheques can be made payable to High Toynton PCC, to Gravelpit Cottages, Church Lane, High Toynton, LN9 6NN.

The church is the heart of village life (and the only community building left after the bus stop!). It hosts church services and music nights throughout the year. If you have any connection to High Toynton - we need your help!

There is so much history behind this wonderful building. There has been a church on this site since the 13th century and High Toynton is one of only 14 villages in the UK to be 'doubly thankful' - with everyone who fought in both World Wars returning home.

This fundraising target will be regularly updated once the full costs of rebuilding are known - but any money you can give will help.

Thank you!

(To read more about the church, click here).

Share this story

Updates

3

  • Robert Tomkinson8 months ago
    Robert Tomkinson

    Robert Tomkinson

    8 months ago

    Thanks for all of the donations! We've raised over £2.5k on here now, and more than £10k in total from other sources. If you're a UK taxpayer we may be able to help you claim gift aid so that the village gets an extra 20% from the Government. If this applies to you, please email hightoynton@gmail.com for more details. Thank you again! (The church was featured by BBC Look North again this week - click here to watch 5 mins in https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000fm2r)

    Share this update to help us raise more

  • Robert Tomkinson9 months ago
    Robert Tomkinson

    Robert Tomkinson

    9 months ago

    Thank you to everyone for your donations and support so far - we have now raised almost £1700 in less than four days! This will help the village hugely as the work to assess the damage and plan for rebuilding begins in earnest. Below is a link to aerial drone footage of the site, as featured on BBC Look North yesterday evening. (Footage c/o Kurnia Aerial Photography). A big thank you to everyone. We will keep you updated with progress in the days and weeks to come.

    Share this update to help us raise more

  • Robert Tomkinson9 months ago
    Robert Tomkinson

    Robert Tomkinson

    9 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who has donated over the past 24 hours! Such an amazing response and so many personal stories about the church and the village. We have now raised over £850 for the High Toynton Village Fund - this money will go a long way, and hopefully we can keep raising more in the coming days. Thank you for your generosity.

    Share this update to help us raise more

9 months ago

Robert Tomkinson started crowdfunding

Leave a message of support

Page last updated on: 9/10/2020 17.31

Supporters

85

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 10, 2020

  • Peter Bretan

    Peter Bretan

    May 28, 2020

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 29, 2020

    £100.00

  • Craven transport

    Craven transport

    Mar 11, 2020

    £200.00

  • John Watts

    John Watts

    Mar 1, 2020

    In memory of the Watts, Burman & Blanchard families.

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 25, 2020

    For Jim and Mary Odling who loved this church.

    £50.00

  • Peter Templeton

    Peter Templeton

    Feb 25, 2020

    With my best wishes for a successful restoration.

    £30.00

Robert Tomkinson

Become a supporter

Help Robert Tomkinson raise more

About the fundraiser
Robert Tomkinson

Robert Tomkinson

Lincolnshire

I am a member of the High Toynton village community and would love to see this church restored.

Report this Page