A C Goatham & Son’s Support for Hoo St Werburgh Church Restoration

Kent’s largest apple and pear grower A C Goatham & Son is supporting the fundraising campaign of its local Parish Church, Hoo St Werburgh, and has this week announced a donation of £5,000 towards significant restoration costs to the floor of the building. 
Supporters of the Grade I listed building has already secured a £250,000 award from the Heritage Lottery Fund, they have raised £95,000 themselves and they have £22,000 left to raise towards the cost of the new replacement stone floor and the addition of underfloor heating, to help reduce running costs in the future.
Clive Goatham, Senior Partner at A C Goatham & Son comments: “This church is full of local history and has played an important role in the local community for many hundreds of years. We are very pleased to be able to support their work to preserve this lovely and important building for future generations.”
The church dates from around 1200 and has seen it’s fair share of local history. The restoration work will ensure the church remains open to the local community to be used and enjoyed for years to come.
The Vicar of Hoo St Werburgh Rev John Smith comments: “We are very pleased to receive this donation. There will be a further £25,000 to raise after the restoration is complete due to the need to replace the pews with chairs. This will create a community space within the church.”

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