Norfolk Church a step close to improvement work after fundraising

Julie and Herbert Websdell who volunteer to raise money for a number of caused around Harleston. Pho

Julie and Herbert Websdell who volunteer to raise money for a number of caused around Harleston. Photograph Simon Parker - Credit: Archant

A historic church is a step closer to being able to complete improvement work after hosting a barbecue fundraiser.

St Margaret Starston Church in Harleston hosted the event on Sunday June 24 and raised £179 for funds towards the church.

Earlier that weekend, a collection was held by the Royal Air Force Association and the Royal British Legion at Co-op Harleston. This was able to raise £341,59 for both causes.

Herbert Websdell and partner Julie Websdell are out raising money around the town most weekends.

Mr Websdell said: 'We are always trying to raise money locally and for local courses.


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'We are out most weekends and last weekend we managed to raise a lot for local causes.

'A lot of people now donate to charity on their phones but it is still nice to see people donating to us outside of stores.'

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The church of St. Margaret's dates from around 1300 although evidence of an earlier building is present.

Its tower and chancel date to the 15th century.

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