Trust130 Grant is concrete help for church
Fundraising is an ever-present concern for vicars and church treasurers – so Ecclesiastical Insurance’s Trust130 scheme has come as a major boost to St Mary’s Church in Suffolk.
We could all benefit from knowing someone like Betty Keywood. If you’re feeling low or need a hand, Betty is always there with some practical help and advice. “She’s just one of those people who are good at doing little, ordinary things that make people feel very special,” says Isabel Plimmer, Operations Manager at St Stephen’s, Tonbridge.
Betty had originally hoped to be a teacher, but had to give up her ambition to care for her father. However, she managed to find an outlet for her teaching by setting up craft groups both in the church and beyond. As Mark Baker, Vicar at St Stephen’s, says: “Through your organising, baking, sewing, making and teaching you have shared with others incredible gifts of love, care, wisdom and support.”