Flower festival fundraiser for church
PUBLISHED: 11:00 11 October 2011
A CHURCH which needs to raise more than £100,000 to get its cracked tower fixed got a little closer to its target thanks to the Cleeve Flower Festival.
The festival, held over the weekend, saw more than 100 people visit Holy Trinity Church on Main Road, Cleeve, to see flower displays from various groups associated with the church.
The church choir made a music-themed flower arrangement.
The walking bus group, which helps children walk to school together in the village also made their own road safety-themed arrangement.
More than £400 was raised, bringing the total to £58,000.
The amount raised so far includes a £40,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery fund, as the church is a grade II listed building.
If the church, which is more than 150 years old, does not hit its £116,000 target it will have to close.
Gill Roe, church warden, said: “We will do it, we are determined. It was a great weekend and although the amount we raised doesn’t sound like a lot, it was worth it for the outreach it gave us.
“It was a lovely weekend and everybody really enjoyed it.”
Work will start on the tower at the beginning of next year.
The church will hold an autumn fair to raise more money in November.