At last year’s summer fete on August Bank Holiday Monday, the St Paul’s Church in the JQ got off to a flying start with its new fundraising campaign, raising over £10,000. This year, Reverend David Tomlinson hopes to do even better, and planning has started for the summer fete on Monday 29th August.
David Tomlinson, the vicar says: “In the run-up to the 250th birthday of the Jewellery Quarter’s St. Paul’s Church, our new fundraising effort aims to raise £250,000 for its 250th birthday. I performed the official launch of the fundraising campaign at last year’s summer fete.
“Last year’s fete was a roaring success. We had food and drink outlets, stalls selling local products, music all day, dancers performing on the Square, classic cars on show, portrait painting of visitors, as well as organ recitals and church tours inside the church. This year, we aim to repeat what worked well and add new attractions as well. I hope our community will join us for a day of fun, celebration – and of course raising funds to help keep us all dry by installing a new roof.
There are opportunities for sponsors, for stallholders and for volunteers to help make the fete a success. With the funding raised last year and this year, the church intends to apply for grants for some of the six-figure sum needed for the roof, and modernisation of the church’s facilities. The vision is to serve the community through the provision of a centre for concerts, celebrations, and activities for everyone.”
Anyone who would like to know more about becoming a sponsor, having a stall at the fete, or helping with the arrangements for the fete is asked to contact David Kidney:
David Kidney 07966 378844, or email: