THE CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS - ULCEBY
Fundraising Update – July 2017
Thank you so much to everyone who supported our Open Day on 1st July. Because of your generosity in buying raffle tickets, making cakes, sending bric-a-brac to sell etc., we were able to add another £598 to the funds. In addition to the open day takings we received another £200 of loose change for the Mile of Pennies, an individual donation of £44. The Post Office have continued to sell books to raise money for the restoration project and have raised another £162.50 a namecard has raised £40 and we have sold some donated goods on Ebay bringing us another £82. An overall total of £1127 that came together on the Open Day, all as a result of your ongoing generosity and support.
Our Mile of Pennies feature, begun in March 2016, has now reached, thanks to you, the amazing total of £1148.00 which equates to 1640 yards (or 93.2% of a mile). With just 120 yards to go, we are confident that the Mile can be achieved in the next few months if you will please continue (as you already have) to fill jars with odd change and return them, when full, to the Post Office (as of July 1st).
Thank you all so much for everything – and please keep supporting us.
Photos courtesy of Mrs Barbara Drury
Weddings through the Ages – 1st April 2017
April saw our first event of the year – ‘Weddings through the Decades’ when 29 wedding dresses kindly loaned by Ulceby “brides”, dating between 1959 and 2016 were modelled by some lovely young ladies and which was thoroughly enjoyed by an appreciative audience. Thanks to your support a further £460.00 was added to the funds.
Celebration Event – 12th November 2016
The Friends of St Nicholas Church held an event to celebrate the success of having been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant for the roof repairs and improved heating system to the Church and to thank the village for their support and contributions enabling the application to go ahead.
The event included an audio-visual presentation of fundraising so far and the process that would be followed to continue with the restoration work and further stages of the grant process.
Visitors enjoyed a visual presentation and attendance by GMS Architecture with proposed plans and photographs of damaged roof and a visual presentation and attendance by Dr Glyn Coppack to introduce heritage project.
The event was well attended by approximately 80 residents from Ulceby together with invited dignatories; Archdeacon Mark Steadman, Father David Rowett, Dr Glyn Coppack, GMS Architecture.
Tea and Memories – Sept 2016
This popular event saw many visitors to look at the old photographs of Ulceby and enjoy tea and cakes and a catch up with friends. A raffle and tombola and sale of refreshments saw a total of £406.25 raised.