The clock on St Mary’s Church in Beeston is fully repaired and refurbished thanks to local fundraisers.
The clock had been out of action for some years when Lindsey Pearson, the Vicar of Beeston, started fundraising.
Local Facebook group ‘Save Our Beeston and Holbeck’ took up the challenge and raised £3,000 towards the cost of the restoration.
The clock, made by the famous Leeds clockmaker Thomas Potts, dates back to the 1870s when the church was built.
Save Our Beeston and Holbeck followed up with a Christmas fundraising drive, raising a further £4,000. The money was distributed via local schools as vouchers for struggling families and donations for school equipment.
Donations were also made to the South Leeds Live At Home Scheme and Holbeck Elderly Aid. Sean Sturman from Save Our Beeston and Holbeck praised the generosity of local people.
One Reply to “Beeston’s clock is ticking again”
Congratulations to everyone connected with activities to raise the necessary finance to repair the clock at St. Mary’s church.A superb effort and well done to all who made a financial donation no matter how large or small.It shows what the community of Beeston can aspire too when we all pull together.
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