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St Alfege awarded grant for East Portico cleaning

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rob, Jul 8, 2014.

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    St Alfege church has been awarded a large grant which, along with other grants and donations, will enable the next phase of its restoration project to begin this week. Press release below from the church:

    St Alfege Greenwich benefits from major grant from Viridor

    The Chairman of St Alfege Restoration Appeal, Tim Barnes, today announced the award of a major grant towards the restoration of the church. The Thames Steering Group of Viridor Credits has awarded a grant of £119,000 towards the stonework cleaning and conservation of the upper levels of the East Portico.

    Viridor Credits Environmental Company was established in 2001 to distribute funding via the Landfill Communities Fund. This grant follows other major awards from, among others, the Cathedral Group, the Getty Trust, Heritage of London Trust, Allchurches Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation, and a recent legacy from Greenwich artist Anne Christopherson. It has enabled the project to move forward this summer and scaffolding is due to go up this week.

    Vicar Chris Moody commented “We are very grateful to Viridor Credits for this wonderful grant. This means that we can get on with the next phase of our works, and local people will soon see the front restored and cleaned – a sign that this wonderful Hawksmoor church is loved, and gives a welcome to local people and visitors. We invite all those who donated to our appeal to a special service and party on Sunday 28th September at 6.30pm. We have a lot to be thankful for.”

    Tim Barnes commented “This is wonderful news and a huge boost to the efforts of our Appeal Committee, who have so far raised some £430,000. The people of Greenwich have been extraordinarily generous and this grant is a demonstration that their efforts have not gone unrecognised.”

    Gareth Williams, Compliance & Media Officer at Viridor Credits “Part of the Landfill Communities Fund specifically focuses on supporting projects like St. Alfege in order to preserve our wonderful heritage for future generations to enjoy. We at Viridor Credits are pleased to be able to help the people of Greenwich restore this important building.”
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