Brownies Make Their Mark
MAKING their mark for heritage, members of the 3rd Tavistock Brownies raised £30 to buy and sign a slate for St Eustachius’ Church vestry roof appeal.
Unit leader, Sarah Maczugowska, kindly forwarded photographs of the girls signing their slate which, with all others being sponsored and signed, will make up the new roof. As each slate is £25 to sponsor, the girls kindly donated the amount left over towards church funds. Many thanks for your wonderful efforts, girls!
A fantastic £14,000 has been raised so far towards the vestry roof, which the church is hoping to at least double towards the cost of the £84,000 project. Over 1,000 new slates are needed and as the building is Grade Two* Listed, they have to be identical to the original ones. Part of the cost is also being funded by The Friends of St Eustachius’.
Donors are being invited to sponsor a slate and inscribe it with their name, or those of family members or loved ones. Personal messages and designs can also be added and when finished, the new roof will form a time capsule within the church fabric.
A whole slate can be sponsored for £25, or a small section for just £5 and all donors will be recorded in a book to commemorate their generosity, unless they wish to remain anonymous. The book will be kept in the vestry.
A slate can be sponsored in church during the daytime or online via: www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/vestryroof See below for more information.
St. Eustachius’ Slate Appeal
As with all historic buildings, we have a long list of maintenance projects and our anniversary year is no exception. The Vestry roof is currently under repair and we are raising money for this by our Slate Appeal. This is a great opportunity to literally be part of the church! You can choose to either sponsor a slate for any amount or really put your mark on St. Eustachius’ by signing, drawing on or decorating one of the slates to be used on the vestry roof. £25 will provide a whole slate for you to sign, smaller amounts (£5 minimum) will give a part slate. Of course, any amount will help to raise the roof and be greatly appreciated.
To donate to the Slate Appeal
There are several ways to donate to this appeal –
- Online using virginmoneygiving.com/fund/vestryroof and follow the links (leave a message to be signed on your behalf on the slate).
- By visiting the church in person and donating by cash or cheque (follow the instructions at the back of the church) – and sign your slate personally