Funding

Based on current estimates, we have to raise over £1m to save St Leonard’s and its priceless heritage. We are preparing a bid to Heritage Lottery, but also need to raise matched funding as well. Applications are being made to funds, trusts and other organisations with links to the church. People within the village and in the local area are also organising fundraising events. This summary gratefully acknowledges the commitment and support received so far:

Fundraising events organised by Flamstead Villagers in 2018

Concert with St George’s choir and Harpenden Musicale: raised £500 for the Friends of St Leonard’s

The St Leonard’s Parish Supper, February 2018: surplus raised £2,035 for the Friends of St Leonard’s

Flamstead Church Fete, June 2017: £2,140 from cakes, teas, plants, competitions, games and other sales

Flamstead Girl Guides, July 2017: £225 generously donated from a variety of fun activities

Support from individuals and other organisations 2018

The fantastic Just A Capella choir from Hemel Hempstead gave freely of their time to “Sing at our Supper”

Generous pledges from Flamstead residents: a really moving response to our plea for matched funding

Gift of £400 from the Harpenden Freemasons Lodge: which also donated to Beds&Herts Church Trust

Support from funds and trusts 2018

Cllr Terry Douris from Herts County, Mar 2018: £360 from his Locality budget to help develop our HLF bid

The Jarvis (Harpenden) Charitable Trust, Jul 2018: a generous donation of £4,000 to FoSL

Support from educational establishments and businesses 2018

We came top in the “Life’s Great Causes” charity poll run by Ashtons and won £5,000 for the roof fund

Beechwood Park School Parents Association, Jul 2018: a wonderful donation of £10,000 to FoSL

2018 total so far: £24,260 raised and £78,260 in personal pledges

 

 

Fundraising events organised by Flamstead Villagers in 2017

The St Leonard’s Parish Supper, February 2017: surplus raised £1,500 for the Friends of St Leonard’s

Music Society event, May 2017: raised £625 as a donation to the Friends of St Leonard’s

Flamstead Book Festival June 2017: raised £1,100 for the Friends of St Leonard’s

Flamstead Church Fete, June 2017: £2,000 from cakes, teas, plants, competitions, games and other sales

Flamstead Scarecrow Festival August 2017: £8,300 donated to the Friends of St Leonard’s

Balloon Release and Churchyard Challenge: donations totalling £690 towards the costs of the project

Flamstead Preschool Fish & Chip Quiz night: donated £500 to cost of roof repairs

Guest dinner party at Spotted Dog: Cllr Jane Timmis and friends donated £860 to the roof fund

Winter Flower Festival: Organised by Jackie Scopes and team, 57 floral arrangers, raised over £15,000

Beechwood Park School Christmas Fayre: Alison Menzies raised £107 from sale of books

Flamstead Preschool Festive Concert: OVO and Food of Love donated £365 to the roof fund.

Support from individuals and other organisations 2017

Personal donation: a generous £10,000 pledge from a Flamstead resident towards the costs of advice

West Herts Society of change ringers: a donation of £425 raised during their quiz night

St Helen’s, Wheathampstead / Alexander L’Estrange: £200 from sale of Wassail! CDs at “Carols & Capers”

Support from funds and trusts 2017

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Churches Trust: a pledge of £15,000 for repairs to the roof

All Churches Trust: a grant of £1,000 towards the costs of investigating the current state of the roof

National Churches Trust: a grant of £7,000 towards the cost of investigating the current state of the roof

Support from educational establishments and businesses 2017

University College Oxford (our Lay Rector): a pledge of £5,000 for repairs to the roof

Beechwood Park School: has adopted the Flamstead Heritage Project as its combined charity for 2017/18

Please consider making a donation to saving St Leonard’s through our Friends’ online giving page.

If your organisation can assist our project to save St Leonard’s, please use our contact page.

2017 total: £70,000 – see above for 2018 fundraising

A sincere thank-you to everyone who has contributed so far.

Andrew Lambourne
Fund-raising coordinator
The St Leonard’s Parochial Church Council is a registered charity, number 1179567.