THE fund for Accrington Pals' now stands at £13,292, with £3,000 likely to come from Peel and Barnfield Area Council.
Donations received at our offices this week have come from: Mr and Mrs G Southward £10; Joan and KenSmith £40; Margaret and David Booth £20; B Harding £100; and Mrs R Haworth £20.
Another £118 has come from the sale of CDs and keyrings.
Also, we would like to point out that Mr R N Rook of Accrington contributed £200 towards the appeal last week. In last week’s paper we incorrectly referred to him as Mr Brook and we apologise for this mistake.
Cheques, made out to St John’s Pals Fund, or cash can be handed in at the Observer offices at 103 Blackburn Road.
And if you are planning a fund-raising event let us know by ringing our News Desk and we will publicise it and try to arrange a photograph.
We are aiming to raise £50,000 to save the Pals Chapel housed in the 143-year-old church.
That target would guarantee its immediate future and an application has been made to English Heritage to meet the rest of the repair costs.