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Weʼre raising £15,000 to £10,000 has been raised. We need a further £5,000 to close the gap in funding so that we can fully fund the work. Thank you for your help.

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Tragically, we've just discovered that the lead has been stolen from the roof of our wonderful Church tower. As well as providing protection from the elements, the lead had historic inscriptions dating back to at least the 18th century. Now it's all gone.

All we can do is begin the long and costly process of repair. Can you help us? We don't know what the costs will be yet, but it's likely to run into many thousands of pounds. Just making temporary arrangements to make the roof watertight is going to be challenging.

St George's is a loved part of our village community - alongside our worship we host events all year round from Christmas and Easter to our popular Snowdrop Weekend each spring. Any amount, small or large, will make a real difference.

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  • Leslie Player1 month ago
    Leslie Player

    Leslie Player

    1 month ago

    Watch out for an interview (which took place at St George's Church, Damerham) on Monday, and which will hopefully be broadcast as part of a feature on Meridian News, examining the serious and widespread theft of lead across our region. And let people know we continue to raise funds, with work hopefully beginning in March.

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  • Leslie Player2 months ago
    Leslie Player

    Leslie Player

    2 months ago

    Although we received quotes from £45k-£80k to repair the tower, because of careful management we believe we can get the job done for c.£30k. In all some £20,000 has come in. Can you help us bridge the gap? Perhaps you've given already and can't afford to give again? Could you pass this message on?

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  • Leslie Player2 months ago
    Leslie Player

    Leslie Player

    2 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    A year ago we set out to raise £10,000 to replace stolen lead. Because of your extraordinary generosity, that target was met. Why is the roof not on? We've not been idle. Over the year we assessed the damage, obtained architects' plans, gathered quotes, sought permissions from secular & church planning authorities, gained approval from all interested parties and had an obligatory bat survey to get a licence (at the handsome cost of £3,000). In the meantime, we tackled essential work (funded separately) to the Church windows at a cost of £8,000.

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Page last updated on: 1/22/2020 14.58

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 14, 2020

    A significant and crucial project, sorry that it is required. Will be down to see the snowdrops soon. Sue W

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 21, 2019

    This comes via Poulner Baptist Chapel, Ringood, and is from one of oldest members - Dorrie Green.

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 13, 2019

    What bad luck, how will you stop it happening again?We are local and coming to james Mullens wedding

  • Kenneth Battle

    Kenneth Battle

    Feb 11, 2019

    Good luck with your fund raising. The Church means so much to our good friends Tom and Janice Harris.Ken & Ann Battle

    £25.00

  • El C

    El C

    Feb 8, 2019

    Can’t Count!

    £33.00

  • El Capitan

    El Capitan

    Feb 8, 2019

    Lead us not into temptation

    £223.00

  • Abbie and Dwayne Doherty

    Abbie and Dwayne Doherty

    Feb 6, 2019

    We hope the repairs can be done as soon as possible, all the best.

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