ON behalf of Evesham Parochial Church Council, may I express our deep, heartfelt gratitude to our appeal team and to everyone in the Vale who contributed to the Abbey Tower Appeal in any way, whether by donation, or by supporting an event or by giving time and energy to making an event happen.

The appeal amount was never going to be an easy target, especially in these straitened times, and yet so many people got on board with it, to make the repairs to our tower possible.

I would also like to thank John Wilson, whose idea it was for the Evesham Journal to adopt the appeal some three years ago.

The Journal has generously given the space and time to the appeal and been a following wind to the appeal team.

Rev Andrew Spurr

Vicar of Evesham