St Petrock’s Church PCC has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public.
The PCC was nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer.
The money will help reach a target figure of £46,000 to provide an accessible toilet and servery in the church which will be available every day of the year to those who come to worship as well as all those who live locally or visit our community for holiday and heritage purposes on Exmoor. Fundraising has been active since June 2017 and a total of £26,000 has now been reached.
Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. St Petrock’s PCC was one more than 7,000 charities which were nominated by an amazing 98,000 members of the public to be in for a chance to win a financial boost.
The PCC is acutely aware that it is important to install an accessible toilet, bring in a water supply, provide baby changing facilities, and a small servery which will enable the continued growth of a wide variety of community activities.
John Gratton, Churchwarden, said that ‘we are now a step closer to providing modern amenities in a sympathetic and well-planned essential improvement in our church which will benefit our village and all who visit it, for whatever reason, in the future. As a capital improvement project, this is a big ask for a small village and we are all very grateful for the support which Ecclesiastical has provided and the boost it has given to our fundraising activity. On behalf of the PCC, I thank everyone who kindly voted for us to win this award.’
Mark Hews, group chief executive at Ecclesiastical, said: “As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”