Tour de Yorkshire Open Day – May 2015
Vanessa’s Deli helps with the Fundraising – May 2015
Pedal Power – April 2015
The Hengate church needs £5m to repair crumbling stone work and restore the 900-year-old building to its former glory.
The latest drive, by Beverley estate agent Leanne Marshall, saw fundraisers cycle 40 miles from York to Beverley last Saturday. Mrs Marshall said: “It was absolutely fantastic. It took us between four and five hours. It was hard work and I threw up twice as I have not done any exercise for quite a while, so it was a personal challenge as well.”
Donations for the challenge are still rolling in but so far the cyclists have raised in the region of £7,500.
Mrs Marshall said: “The total so far, complete with gift aid and donations yet to come, should see us hit the £10,000 mark. “I am absolutely over the moon.” Those joining Mrs Marshall on the day included Beverley and Holderness Conservative candidate Graham Stuart.
The Reverend Becky Lumley, vicar of St Mary’s, also cycled 40 miles on the day on an exercise bike placed in the grounds of the church. Ms Lumley said: “It was hard work and there were a few people with sore bottoms at the Sunday service the next day” “The amount that has been raised is absolutely brilliant.
Making Fabulous Music – April 2015
The vicar of St Mary’s, Becky Lumley, and Beverley Chamber Choir music director Mark Pybus invited people to sing at the 900-year-old building on Saturday 4 April 2015 in a bid to help restore the church to its former glory.
The event allowed singers of all standards learn Stainer’s Crucifixion during the day and perform the Oratorio at 4pm, where they were joined by soloists David Bowden and Kevin Ormond.
It was a great day meeting new people and learning to sing a wonderful piece of music.
The day was led by Mr Pybus, and singers who attend were invited to have lunch with church staff. £2,000 was raised for the church restoration fund.
A fabulous day – thank you.