Present unwanted Christmas gifts to help church repairs

All Saints Church
All Saints Church

Have you been left with a Christmas gift which may have been given with kindness but is perhaps not quite what you wanted or needed?

If so, Terry Warburton of Leighton’s All Saints Preservation Trust can see it goes to a good cause.

He said: “If readers care to give the gifts to us we, will recycle them on our stall on May Day, turning them into cash to help the ongoing repair work at Leighton’s landmark All Saints Church.”

Unwanted presents can be dropped into Dillamore Furnishers in the High Street.

Please no bric-a-brac” added Mr Warburton. “We can only sell new items in the original manufacturers’ boxes”.

Last year nearly £1,000 was raised on the stall in Church Square with hundreds of pounds more during the year.

Scaffolding now clads the medieval vestry of the church as craftsmen slowly remove cement, replacing it with lime mortar. They are also rebuilding sections of the walls which have failed.

The next step is to repair the stonework around the huge east window, probably in the early summer if the funds are available.

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