The Guild of St. Lawrence, which owns and manages the Chapel has an important new initiative, namely The Enhancement Project. The Project’s aims are to further develop a Centre of Excellence, with updated and improved interior design of rooms and facilities and improving the exterior and external spaces, while retaining the historic character and integrity of the building. Fundraising is already underway to carry out works and Planning and Listed Building Approvals will be obtained as required. The work is to be carried out in stages as finance allows, with funding provided by means of successful grant bids, local community fund raising, donations and funds raised by the Guild of St. Lawrence.
During 2014, we have raised £7.000 towards the above works by means of concerts and recitals. We are extremely grateful to Sheila Harman for organising a number of concerts, to Duncan Honeybourne for his brilliant Piano Plus Recitals and to many others. The 1191st Portreeve, Philip Darby, also raised money for us during his year in office as did Linda Germon, the 1193rd Portreeve and we are extremely grateful to them for their great support. In 2015 the Ashburton WI chose us as their Charity of the Year and raised the sum of £1400 for which we are extremely grateful. The support of the local community is very important not only because of the major funds they raise but also when applying for grants, where one of the first questions asked is 'do you have the support of your local community'.
Financial support for this work or other help is welcomed from any source. Further details can be obtained by phoning 01364 652768 and talking to Guild of St. Lawrence Chairman, Brian Lewis.
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