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The appeal launched by Gatcombe Parochial Church Council to pay for the provision of a disabled access toilet and a food service area is nearing its target.
Marcus Bagg, the Rector of the Church, confirmed that the appeal, which was launched just over four months ago, was ‘closing in on its target of £25,000’.
“We have been astonished by the response of our parishioners in making donations and supporting fund raising events. Combined with success in grant applications, the momentum we now have makes us very confident that we will be able to commence work on the scheme next Spring as planned.
“We see the project as really very important to securing the long term future of the Church and enabling it to play a central role in the community.”
Those wishing to make a donation may do so by contacting church wardens Hilary Jones (01983 721682) or Liz Taylor (01983 721086).