THE Evesham Abbey Bell Tower can now be seen in the sales office of a new development in the town as the house builder decided to support both the appeal to save the building and one of its new residents and all after seeing an article in the Journal.

Developer Taylor Wimpey chose to back the appeal by buying a canvas print of the bell tower, sold by local artist Kitty Kovacevic, who is raising money through sales of the prints.

It was when she moved into the Orchards development when the company decided to buy a piece of the art.

She said: "I have always lived in the area and I’ve read about the bell tower appeal in the local paper, the Evesham Journal. I had been doing a lot of artwork based on architecture and I was putting together an exhibition about Evesham, which included some work on the bell tower.

"I moved into my new house at The Orchards two weeks ago and when Sue and Sally in the sales office saw an article in the Journal about my art, they decided to buy one of the prints to display in the office. The reaction I’ve had has been fantastic and I’m really pleased to be lending my support."

Taylor Wimpey Midlands has also backed the appeal by sponsoring a charity concert to boost the fund. Further fundraising events are planned for the next few weeks, including a Monk's Supper at All Saints Church on Friday , October 17, a travel talk on Friday, October 24, and charity concerts in November and December.

Elaine Taylor, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, added: “The EveshamBell Tower is a much-loved local landmark and we have been delighted to lend our support to the community’s fundraising efforts."