Church friends raise £1,000 at event

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The Friends of St Lawrence Church in Broughton has raised over £1,000 after holding its first ever ticketed event.

On Friday, July 27, the sell-out event left some people disappointed despite attempts to squeeze as many last-minute visitors in as possible into the old church.

The main attraction was a talk by Professor Richard Marks of Cambridge University on St Lawrence’s medieval wall paintings, which was followed by Pimms, strawberries and cream, tea and cake.

More than 100 people attended and raised £1000 which will be shared between the Churches Conservation Trust, which maintains St Lawrence, and the ‘Organ Repair Fund’.