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£40k Christmas cheer for Doddington Church

St Mary's Church, Doddington
St Mary's Church, Doddington

Church-goers in Doddington can look forward to a warmer Christmas.

Work is underway to renew the heating system in the Grade II listed St Mary’s Church with the help of a £40,000 grant from a community fund.

The new system should be working by Christmas, although work won’t be completed until late January.

Churchwarden Eileen Clapham said: “Services and use of the church building for the coming Christmas season will be a much warmer affair!”

She added: “The church needed to renew its heating system to make the building into a better community resource.

“Applying for a grant was a long and time-consuming process, but St Mary’s was awarded a grant from the Amey Community Fund to the value of £40,000 which will cover the majority of the work.

“Fundraising for this project has been quite successful to assist with the shortfall, but will still continue.”

Amey is the main waste contractor for Cambridgeshire County Council and its Community Fund awards grants to support community, environmental and heritage projects run by non-profit organisations based in Cambridgeshire, within 10 miles of a landfill site.

The fund is managed by Cambridgeshire Community Foundation and is part of a voluntary environmental tax credit scheme called the Landfill Communities Fund.

For more information visit: www.cambscf.org.uk/ Amey-Fund.html

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