Grant for Old Town church refurbishment project

St Elisabeth's Church SUS-150716-170740001
St Elisabeth's Church SUS-150716-170740001

Old Town Area Panel (OTAP) has donated £1,500 to St Elisabeth’s Church to help towards the extension and refurbishment of their stage.

The work is part of The Epiphany Project, which is an innovative arts project at the church. Clem Jackson is developing the performing arts aspects of the project, alongside his colleague Fenya Sharkey.

Local borough councillors Janet Coles, John Ungar and Carolyn Heaps (who has since stepped down) also gave a grant from the devolved budget and Kate Daly from OTAP worked hard to secure most of the materials for free from various local businesses, including Parker Building Supplies, Stamco, Wickes and Travis Perkins.

Kate said, “We decided to support this worthwhile cause as it will be of great benefit to the local and wider community, with the stage and hall being available for private and community hire at a reasonable cost.

“The stage extension is now almost finished. It is very impressive and the workmanship is excellent - it blends beautifully into the building. The stage has new storage drawers which provide a home for the toys and equipment used by Totz, a weekly community mother and toddler meeting.”

OTAP hands out grants to community groups and charities within the local area. Call Sarah Roberts on 01323 436436 .

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