21st Oct, 2016

Bell Tower appeal reaches target after donation

Rob George 28th Jul, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A KIND-HEARTED grant of £5,000 from the Rooftop Community Fund helped the Evesham Bell Tower Appeal reach its £500,000 target.

Chair of the appeal Sue Ablett received the cheque from Colin Morris, a member of the Rooftop Customer Panel, and Peter Ashworth, Deputy Director of Housing and Communities.

The Community Fund is the responsibility of Rooftop’s Customer Panel which is made up of residents of the Evesham based housing provider.

The fund has recently been extended and now has £45,000 a year to distribute to community projects in Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.

The fund has been able to support a wide range of projects which benefit local residents and the Customer Panel are delighted to support the Bell Tower Appeal.

“We like to support projects which benefit our residents,” Mr Morris said.

“There can’t be anyone in Evesham that doesn’t know the Bell Tower, set as it is in the historic part of the town, it really is the symbol of Evesham,” he added.

Peter Ashworth said: “It’s great for Rooftop to be able to contribute to such a successful local fund raising campaign to preserve such an important part of the town”.

After she received the cheque, Sue Ablett said: “Once again this is a fantastic example of the people of Evesham getting behind the appeal.

“The scaffolding is now in place and the important restoration work can now begin, safeguarding our wonderful Bell Tower for generations to come,” she added.