Church donations pass £1,000

A SKEGNESS church’s fundraising efforts passed a major landmark recently when they handed over their latest donation to a local cause.

The Skegness Community Church of the Nazarene presented a cheque for £70 to the Winthorpe Coastwatch station, after raisimng the money in their charity shop.

In making the handover the charity shop has now donated over £1,000 to local causes in the past year.

In the last official engagement of his Mayoral Year, Councillor Steve Kirk visited the shop to meet the Reverend Ian Banks and his team of volunteer staff and the County Hotel’s General Manager, Ross Muirhead, without whose support the project would not have been possible.

During Councillor Kirk’s visit he presented the cheque to National Coastwatch’s local station manager, Roger Gilburd.

The Skegness Community Church, which holds all of its meeting in the hotel, opened the charity shop as a way of reaching the community and working with other local charities.

The shop is presently operating two mornings a week, 9am to 1pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

It offers the opportunity to relax over a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit for just 50p as well as offering a wide range of good quality used items at sensible and affordable prices.

The Reverend Ian Banks said: “We are looking forward to another successful year helping the local community through this personal contact with both local people and the many visitors to Skegness.”