November 2018 Update –
Two major events this last month have contributed to the organ fund. At the end of September the Social Committee provided a delicious harvest lunch and the proceeds accruing to the fund totalled £242.69. The Arts and Crafts festival celebrating our patron saint Wilfrid had a variety of activities which raised a total of £774.73. The very melodious organ recital given by John Walton, our Director of Music made £297 and a further £297.73 from the sale of cakes, preserves and refreshments. Among the craft displays, David Johnson contributed £80 from the sale of his finely engineered gift pens, Geoffrey and Lynda Finney gave £50, the proceeds of their sale of paintings and Christmas cards and the Standish Art Group made a welcome donation of £50, in all a very enjoyable and productive weekend. We also received £200 for sponsored organ pipes and £105 in personal donations so the total contributed this month is £1342.42 and the amount given so far for the organ restoration has now reached £123,454.80.