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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Replace the Stars on Swepstone Church

Swepstone, Coalville, UK
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Everybody loves these shining beacons of light at the festive time of year. They can be seen from miles around and are literally a guiding light when retuning home. The 'Switching On' event has become, amongst the residents of the villages (and further afield), a 'must do' in the run up to Christmas.

The Stars, however, have not faired well and have now broken after years of weathering and, sadly, have lit up the church tower for the last time.

A much more robust replacement set is now necessary to ensure that we have stars for many years to come. Provision of an all-metal design together with improved commercial lighting has been researched and agreed as being 'fit for purpose'.

Together with safety improvements to the tower, the cost has been estimated at c.£5,000. Whilst this sounds a lot, it actually works out at just £25 per household in Swepstone and Newton Burgoland.

Whilst grants may be available (these are being investigated) we would ask for your help to ensure that the Stars continue to be a welcome and much loved feature at Christmas. ANY donation you feel able to give would be most welcome and really appreciated.

We need your help. Please give generously!

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    We are so nearly at 75%. Please, please, please give generously (and encourage others as well) to support this worthy cause and help us reach the target. Together we can do it. See you all on Sunday.

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    New Stars nearly ready!

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53

  • Duncan & Karen Measham

    Duncan & Karen Measham

    Dec 3, 2018

    Happy to Donate to the Swepstone star tradition

    £75.00

  • Louise, Andy & Thomas x

    Louise, Andy & Thomas x

    Dec 2, 2018

    Looking forward to enjoying the lights for another year!

    £50.00

  • Whitehouses

    Whitehouses

    Nov 29, 2018

    From the sale of some of our old toys.Jonathan, Anna and Thomas Whitehouse

  • Stephen Brown

    Stephen Brown

    Nov 26, 2018

    Merry Christmas

    £250.00

  • Tim and Diane McCaskie

    Tim and Diane McCaskie

    Nov 26, 2018

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 13, 2018

    Sweptone Church, Shine bright and please give a wink to some lost friends.

    £500.00

  • Doug & Lynda Hunter

    Doug & Lynda Hunter

    Nov 11, 2018

    £25.00

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St Peter's Stars Appeal

St Peter's Stars Appeal

Swepstone, Coalville, UK

This year's annual Christmas Stars 'Switch On' is in danger! Time and the weather has meant that that they have adorned the church for the last time. We need to provide new stars to last much longer. Can you help? Just £25 per household will ensure that the Stars keep shining.

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