Our local church
We don't know how long we're going to be looking after the pub, but we hope to be in the village a long time yet. So we've decided that all our charitable enterprises are going to be directed towards the upkeep of our beautiful local church of St. Mary & Edburga.
So far, we've raised £60 through our seedling sale which was handed over to Alice, our vicar, this morning, 07.07.21.
And having given it a bit of thought, I think it would be a nice idea to charge people a small fee to enter our Table Tennis Tournament on 25th July, of which 50% will go to the church, 35% to the winner and 15% to whoever comes second.
And Maggie W and I are going to set up a book shelf in the pub for people who are looking for something to read. Suggested donation, 50p per book.
Even if you're not a believer like me, I hope you see that the church is a vital force in village life, and we neglect it at our peril. Every little helps.
And if you want to hold an event for another charity, that's fine too.