THIS week the Aspire total has reached £47,925 thanks to some more generous donations made during Remembrance week.
The Aspire appeal is bang on target to raise the £50,000 needed to save the Accrington Pals Memorial Chapel housed in St John’s Church.
On Remembrance Sunday the St John’s Sunday School childrenprepared posters and made wall hangings for the congregation to leave messages on. There was also a selection of cards and knitted toys which were donated to the church to raise funds for Aspire.
As soon as they were put on display they were snapped up.
On Sunday 23 November St John’s, which is currently using St Christopher’s High School, will be holding its annual Christmas Fair directly after the 9.30am services.
Money raised by St John’s this week totalled £108.50 and this was raised through the sale of Christmas cards (£47.50), knitted toys (£40) and a Christmas quiz (£21).
Donations received at the Observer office this week totalled £91.
These are from: £15 from Mr B and Mrs G Parkington; £20 to Bill all my love Ruth; £20 anon; £10 from St Anne’s Ladies with thanks to Les Bond and £26 from the sale of Christmas cards.