Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Appeal for donations to St Paul's Church in Market Square, Ramsey

Hello, Greetings from the Isle of Man. I was at the World Manx Society Dinner last Saturday, the Government Garden Party on the Sunday afternoon and then at Tynwald Day Ceremony in the heavy rain on Monday 7th July.

I am writing to ask if you would be willing to put the below appeal in your newsletter. We are looking for Manx people who might have a link with Ramsey and might be willing to make a donation towards the tower fund at St Paul's Church in Market Square, Ramsey.

I am planning to be in Chicago at the beginning of october and am already in touch with Margaret Martinson and have arranged to have dinner with her on friday 2nd october.  
I don't know how many members you have in Chicago, but I would love to meet you all.  I am a rehearsal Queen Elizabeth II for the BBC and would be willing to tell you about this.  I have attached a photo.

It does occur to me that, if by any chance anyone would like to make a donation to our tower fund, the total amount could be presented to me during my visit and then I could take the money back to the isle of man. This would save transfering the individual cheques through the banks. I am the treasurer of the church and could give an official receipt. I see that John Prendergast is the Treasurer of the your Society 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes
Ella  

An Appeal to Anyone With Links to Ramsey 
St Paul’s Church is a key feature of the Ramsey landscape fronting on to the Market Place and looking out over the harbour. The tower at the Church has been in danger of collapsing and the congregation has worked incredibly hard to raise over £40,000 to carry out works to replace rotting wooden beams with new steel ones and thus stabilize the structure. However, they now need to raise a further £50,000 to carry out repairs to the roof and structure to stop the water ingress that has been causing the damage. This is a huge challenge and in addition to continuing the fundraising efforts the church is also appealing to anyone with links to the church or the town for donations towards the cost of completing this project.

If you are able to support this fundraising appeal, cheques can be made out to St Paul’s Church and sent to: Miss Ella Slack, The Treasurer of St Paul's Church, 7 Royal CourtQueens Promenade, Ramsey IM8 1EP. If you would like to obtain further information about this project before making a decision about whether or not to support it please email vicar@msr.im and the Vicar or one of the Church Wardens will be happy to respond to any queries. If you are on Facebook, why not visit St Paul’s at www.facebook.com/StPaulsRamsey.

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