Weʼre raising £1,500 to help raise money for two new bells at All Saints Church, Swanton Morley, Norfolk
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My name is Ollie. I am 16 years old and I have Autism. My hobby is bell ringing and I also love to play church organs.
I have been very lucky to be able to play a few organs in Norfolk Churches but what I would REALLY love to do is play every organ in Norfolk. I am having piano lessons but have taught myself to play some pieces by ear. My favourite piece to play is toccata and fugue in D minor (Bach).
My home tower for bell ringing is All Saints, Swanton Morley, Norfolk. At the moment we have six bells but have been given permission for two more bells at the tower if we can raise enough money for this. One of the two new bells will commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War and the centenary of the RAF. We also hope to have training equipment in the tower for teaching new ringers.
I am going to try and achieve my dream by playing all the organs in Norfolk and the money I hope to raise by doing this will be given to All Saints Swanton Morley Centenery Memorial Bell Appeal.
Please, please, please could you donate whatever you can to help me!
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- 4 months ago
Sarah Welling4 months ago
Hi Everyone Just thought I would update you all. I am hoping to get to my £1,500 target soon. This would mean I can pay for the head stock on one of the bells. I played 36 organs in 2018 and I have a few arranged over the next couple of weeks. Hopefully lots more to play in 2019 too! I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated so far. It makes me really happy that I am on the way to achieving my goal. Ollie
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Apr 16, 2019
Thank you for visiting St Catherine's, Mile Cross! Best wishes for your future.
Mar 26, 2019
Lovely to hear Ollie work his magic on the organs at Calthorpe and Erpingham churches last week. Great to meet you both - what a brilliant project!
Feb 26, 2019
Feb 24, 2019
Well done Ollie, such a fantastic thing to do.
Feb 13, 2019
Your one amazing inspirational lad Ollie all the best
Feb 11, 2019
I only met Ollie briefly yesterday when he came to pick up our Church key but I was impressed with his commitment and enthusiasm and so want to donate towards his fundraising venture.
Jan 30, 2019
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Please feel free to contact me (Sarah Welling) if you have access to an organ in Norfolk that Ollie would be able to play. Many thanks Tel : 01362 699232 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org