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Friends of St.Andrews (FOSA)

Fundraising for St Andrews Church

We are delighted to tell you that because of three very generous loans and donations we’ve been able to tell the architect and contractor that we are able to proceed with the project towards the end of April this year. The water will be installed, thanks to Louise Reinders’ company, before Easter and the work at the church will start after Easter.

Mary Paine and Liz Davidson are spending many hours filling in forms to apply for grants and very early on we received the news that Lord Belstead Charitable Trusthad sent a cheque for £2,500. That spurred them on and there are grant applications heading off in all directions at the moment.

In the meantime our local fundraising continues so:

The Book sales/coffee and cake mornings will be on 23rd March and 25th May at Highbanks, 1, Broadway 10am to 11.30am as usual. January and February together raised £261 – Thank you!

On the 6th April there will be a Quiz night at 7.30pm in the Village Hall – phone Liz or Pete Davidson if you’d like to come. Bring your friends for some friendly rivalry. We’ll have refreshments at half-time, a raffle and prizes for winners and losers. The bar will be open. Queries and bookings to Pete/Liz.

On the 18th May a Uganda evening at 7.30pm will present Mary and Peter Paine’s photographs of their recent visit to Uganda – gorillas will be only one item. The bar will be open and there will be appropriate tasters on the tables. Phone Liz or Margaret for a ticket.

The Open Gardens this year will be on Sunday 16th June from 1 to 6pm. FOSA and the St Andrew’s Fundraising team have joined together and would love you to open your garden. We only open gardens every two years so grasp this opportunity!  Maybe a garden in planning mode or a garden that suffered in last year’s heat. All gardens will be interesting. Do let Margaret or Liz know if you’d be prepared to open your garden. Lunch and tea refreshments have been offered near the Grimmer but if you could offer refreshments at each end of the village do let Liz or Margaret know. Maps will be available at the village hall as usual. Funds raised from this event will go towards the Church project.

If you’d be prepared to open your garden do please phone Margaret or Liz. We’ll do all the advertising for you.

We should like to thank everyone who has helped with the funding for the church project – you know who you are. We shall have a restored gallery, water and a toilet installed this year. 

With love and thanks from Liz Davidson and Margaret Jones-Evans, Church wardens.



Quiz evening

As part of the fund-raising towards the church refurbishment project there will be another quiz evening organised by Pete Davidson on Saturday 6th April in the village hall.  £5 per person, payable at the table on the night, will cover your refreshments as well as a fun evening.  The bar will be open.  Please book in advance, either with a team of up to 8 or just yourself as we can create teams as you arrive – contact, or ring 766622.  We’ll look forward to a full hall and a sociable time.


Once current improvement works are completed FOSA will get active again. We are most
grateful to the 'Gang of Four' who are enthusiastically fund raising for specific new facilities!

Sheila Wright