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The Spirit Of Slapton
The Spirit Of Slapton
SAVE SLAPTON BELLS

SAVE SLAPTON BELLS

Why we need your help

For over 1000 years, bells have been ringing in church towers across the country. In pre-Facebook days, they not only called people to church, but marked the times of day for workers in the fields, signified danger, and marked joyous occasions for the entire community.

The oldest working church bells in the world date from 1450. Although the bells of 13th century Holy Cross, Slapton can’t quite compete, our oldest bell was cast in 1681, and the tower has graffiti carved into the walls by bell ringers dating from 1634. At present, our bell tower and bells are in great need of restoration. They have been silent for over 20 years, we are desperate to get them restored and pealing in time for Armistice Day 2018 in memory of the the six men from Slapton who lost their lives in the Great War. A new frame needs to be made, the original oak beams strengthened, the bells need new head stocks and re-tuning; one bell needs to be replaced and a new sixth bell needs to be accommodated in the tower.  

To date we have raised a staggering £27,500 through the efforts of Spirit of Slapton, the generosity of local villagers, the diocese of Oxford and the bell-ringers fraternity. But if we are to meet our target of £84,207.60 we need your support.

Having come so far, we need your help by donating and sharing this page as widely as possible.

Thank you so much.

29,062.00

raised towards 84,207.00 target

29062.00
84207.00

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Supporters

Oct 22, 2018

Michael Burrell

Good luck with your campaign. Michael

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jul 06, 2018

Pam and John

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jul 03, 2018

Anonymous

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jul 03, 2018

Anonymous

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jun 24, 2018

Anonymous

50.00

Jun 23, 2018

Anonymous

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jun 22, 2018

Anonymous

"A bell is not a bell until you ring it...." (Oscar Hammerstein) Let's all pull together to ensure our wonderful bells are heard again!

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)


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Donation summary

Total raised so far

29,062.00

Total plus Gift Aid 29,154.50
Direct donations

420.00

Fundraising pages

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