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    Weʼve raised £760 to Repair the church roof and install an approved alarm system after the theft of all of the lead from the south aisle of the roof

    Woodditton, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, UK
    Funded on Monday, 6th August 2018

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    Update: They have been back! Unfortunately the thieves have been back and taken lead from another part of the church roof. This is especially heartbreaking as we had almost reached our target and were awaiting a date for installation of a full CCTV backed roof alarm system. Two days ago we discovered this further loss. We are now going to look into replacing the lead with an alternative material less attractive to uncaring and callous thieves who think nothing of desecrating sacred places and beautiful historic buildings.

    The week before Easter 2018 thieves took all the lead from the south aisle roof of this beautiful Grade I listed church building. This is the third loss of lead over the years and repairs will cost about £15,000. We now also feel that it is imperative that we install an approved, monitored alarm system (cost about £5,000). Insurance will only cover half of the roof replacement cost. We have some limited financial resources and are seeking grant aid from various bodies, but esxpect to have a shortfall of about £5,000 overall.

    We are particularly appealing to the local community, who will no doubt wish to have the church available for baptisms, weddings and funerals even if they do not attend regularly. The church is also used for a range of social activities (there is no other facility within the village) and we are well in to our second year of running an innovative 'Brunch at 11' service for people who are not regualr churchgoers.

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      13

      • Robin White

        Robin White

        May 31, 2018

        Glad to contribute.

        £100.00

      • Richard White

        Richard White

        May 30, 2018

        On behalf of Chloe

        £40.00

      • Suzanne Everett and Richard Emond

        Suzanne Everett and Richard Emond

        May 20, 2018

        Thank you for all you do maintain such a lovely old church but which is very much alive in the community. Can we gift aid to St Mary's?

        £100.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Apr 30, 2018

        £100.00

      • Rachel & Matthew Robinson

        Rachel & Matthew Robinson

        Apr 24, 2018

        ugghhh how annoying - good luck with raising the funds.

        £50.00

      • Greg Noble

        Greg Noble

        Apr 24, 2018

        So sorry to hear about the theft. Let's hope it can all be fixed up soon!

        £20.00

      • Lucy Dronfield

        Lucy Dronfield

        Apr 17, 2018

        Good luck raising the money needed to repair this lovely church.

        £50.00

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      Woodditton, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, UK

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