Walking for a warmer church

Published: 1st April 2014

 Calling all walkers, drivers and sponsors! Parishioners at Milton Church have pledged this winter will be the last they suffer in the cold, so are raising money for a new boiler with a 30-mile walk in Holy Week.

Between 14th and 17th April, they are heading from their church to Lichfield Cathedral on terrain described as 'mainly along canal towpaths, away from motor traffic. Conditions underfoot should be good for the most part, with some muddy patches. The daily schedules should be suitable for anyone who likes a walk at a comfortable pace in pleasant surroundings.' 

The walk is the idea of Parish Reader David Simcock. He says, "Milton Church and the Parish Centre next door are at present heated by cast-iron boilers almost 25 years old. Dan Heat Ltd service our system and have worked wonders to keep them going, even though spare parts are getting very difficult to locate. We expect new modern boilers will be reliable and reduce our gas bills."

"We are facing a bill of almost 14,000! Most of this will come out of our resources, but we are fundraising to top up our bank balance again. Our aim is to raise 1000 by walking to Lichfield, and 500 from a Barn Dance in October."

Mrs Gill Marren, a Practice Nurse, said, "Last winter some of the older people in our congregation were staying at home because the church had been cold. We need those new reliable boilers."

Mrs Jill Tunstall, who organises the Ladies' Fellowship, said, "I 'm looking forward to walking in a good cause! What if it rains? No problem - God's world is wonderful in all weathers!"

For more details, call Pam Tinsley MBE on 01782 272144 or email p.tinsley2@ntlworld.com

Read more: http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Heat-Milton-church-fundraisers/story-20874412-detail/story.html#ixzz2xeAKH7ig

Pictured from left to right: Jill and John Tunstall, David and Liz Simcock.

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