Coleford village quiz to raise clock funds
COLEFORD villagers are raising money to mend their idiosyncratic church clock.
Villagers are often left confused by the clock which strikes at odd times, sometimes a dozen strikes at 2.25pm or one strike at 11am.
The Reverend Clarissa Cridland said: "We have been anxious to have our beloved clock mended, and working automatically so that we no longer have to climb the incredibly steep ladder to wind it."
Two years ago fundraising began and after obtaining quotations the village set about raising the money.
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This has come in through fundraising events organised by Shirley Newton, donations following funerals and from three generous parishioners who have given large amounts.
Rev Cridland said: "We thought we were there and we are now ready to obtain the faculty, the equivalent of church planning permission, but we have been caught by the VAT. New regulations affecting listed buildings came into effect in March this year."
So, parishioners need to raise just over £2,000.
They shall be having several more fundraising events beginning with a quiz on Friday, September 13, at 7.30pm for 8pm at the Royal British Legion in Coleford.
To book a table call Shirley Newton on 01373 813451. Organisers also need raffle prizes.
If you want to just give a donation, then contact Rev Cridland on 01373 812705.