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7:40am Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
A CAMPAIGN to save Evesham’s iconic bell tower has been backed by the people and already raised more than £26,000 – but there is still much more to be done.
The Journal appeal to repair and preserve the historic building was launched in early June and aims to raise £500,000.
Despite all the good work so far, a further £14,000 – bringing the total to £40,000 – is required in order to begin work on the next phase of the project.
Since the appeal launch, people from around the town have been reaching into their pockets to support a building central to the town’s heritage.
Bell Tower Appeal committee member Gillian Nicholls said she was delighted with the response.
She said: “The Journal campaign has been extremely helpful. It has meant people have used the gift aid facility as well, which is great and adds 20 per cent to each donation.
“Even people who are aware of the campaign have used the form in the Journal for ease. We are now looking at grants and we have a few in the pipeline.”
Each week the Journal has reported on the different ways residents in Evesham have stepped up to support the campaign, from charity runs and rides to steam rallies and music concerts.
On Sunday, Colin Fisher held a concert in Evesham to raise money for the appeal with the final amount still being counted up.
He said: “The people who were there were great and we raised something for the appeal.”
To donate to the Evesham Abbey Bell Tower Appeal and for more information visit eveshambelltower.
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