Appeal for angels to save West Norfolk church
A West Norfolk church is appealing for angels to help it raise vital funds for an important restoration project.
St Nicholas’ Chapel in King’s Lynn has appealed for businesses and people to help restore it to its former glory by helping it to raise the £210,000 it needs to secure Lottery funding to finish the job.
But fundraisers now only have weeks left to raise the final £55,000 in order to secure a grant of £1.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to complete urgent work needed to re-roof the chapel and preserve the endangered Angels sheltered beneath it, as well as providing for kitchenette, toilet facilities and the development of new visitor information centre.
“We know that people in King’s Lynn have an enormous affection for the chapel and we really need to have one last push to reach £55,000 by the end of October,” said Brian Chase, chairman of the fundraising committee.
“So if you are running a marathon or a 10k race, having a coffee morning, or have just found £10 down the side of the sofa, anything that might help reach the target – please think of us – we are so nearly there and with your help feel confident we can make it.”
A Festival of Angels was held at the chapel in June with 70 angels and over 4000 visitors.
Festival of Angels picture by Michael Parker.