Easter fair raises money for Norfolk church roof

The auction gets underway at the Easter Fair held at the Church on the Way in Thetford.

The auction gets underway at the Easter Fair held at the Church on the Way in Thetford. - Credit: Archant

The heavy snow could not stop fundraisers doing their bit to help raise money for a Norfolk church roof to be replaced with a revolutionary design.

The Church on the Way in Thetford held an Easter Fair on Saturday featuring cake and craft stalls as part of a campaign to replace the roof with environmentally-friendly tiles.

The roof needs replacing after 30 years and the tiles are made from recycled car bumpers and it is thought the church will be the first in the world to have a roof made from them.

So far, £20,000 has been raised for the new roof, with another £15,000 still to go.

People are being urged to sponsor a tile for £2.50 each. About 6,000 tiles are needed for the new roof which will be supplied by the Green Roof Tile Company and it is hoped the work will be under way by the summer.


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Pastor Paul Hodgson, the church minister, said: 'The fair has been going fine. Obviously the weather has played a part. It is a very well organised event and people are enjoying it.'

To donate, put your name and dedication on a piece of a paper and put it in an envelope together with the donation. Drop it into the church or post it to Church on the Way, Admirals Way Estate, Thetford, IP24 2JZ. Community groups can also use the church.

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It is hoped the work will be under way by the summer.

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