St George's Day
All Saints Church Longstanton Fundraising Event.
Once again, our All Saints Church Longstanton St Georges Day fundraising
event was a great success and we are thankful to all who came and supported the event, sponsored by The Friends of All Saints
Despite, a bit of a damp start, the weather
rapidly improved throughout the day, the sun came out, ice creams were in evidence and we were all able to enjoy a sunny and
warm afternoon of fun activities, stall browsing and community engagement.
This is an annual event with the sole aim of raising much needed funds for the continued upkeep and modification
of our local church here in Longstanton.
As well as fundraising,
traditionally, we see our St Georges Day event as an opportunity for us to get together and welcome in the start of the summer
season. Certainly by three in the afternoon, it felt like summer had arrived.
This was our eleventh year of holding our St Georges Day church fundraising event and what always amazes us is the
incredible generosity of the local community.
Our event could not
take place without the support of the Longstanton community and also our regular sponsors from the business sector who, year-on-year,
generously support this event.
Once again we thank Brookfield Groundcare, our key sponsors this year, who very kindly supported our main cash
prize draw as well as other prizes.
We were also supported
by Taylor Wimpey,
the Longhorn Farmshop and Entire Group
[based at Swavesey], who all made generous donations towards our fundraising efforts. Without such generosity, our church
fundraising event would not happen.
As always we are indebted
to the Longstanton Pavilion Management, the Air
and Army Cadets as well as the wider community of Longstanton who each year, turn out
on the day and help make it all happen.
We're still counting,
but on the day we raised over £1,900. As always we are fortunate to receive some generous individual
donations and we wish to thank those who recently contributed to our cause by donating through our ‘BT
MyDonate' Friends website.
But it's not
just about money, it's also about community engagement and about those who support us from behind the scenes, lending
us their gazebos, helping us set-up, running the various stalls, as well as giving us their time and energy and encouragement
to make this community event such a success.
This year is
an important year for the Friend's and the church. We have a long held view that unless we modernise the interior of the
church building by making it more accessible to the wider community, the church may, within a few years become a redundant
So this year for the Friends, it's all about local
fundraising and local engagement as we seek to modernise the church here in Longstanton for use not only by todays local community
but also for future generations of our village here in Longstanton.
The interest shown by those who visited us during our St Georges Day church fundraising event, as well as the funds
raised, always provides us with encouragement to make our re-ordering project a reality.
Once again to all who engaged, came to see us, came to help us, took part, donated, gave of their
time, supported and encouraged us, your ongoing generosity has been, and continues to be much appreciated.