We originally set a target of £75,000 for the Appeal, but the treasurer is delighted to report that over £80,000 has been raised. The total includes £1,000 from the Flower Festival, £1,300 from the sale of paintings, more than £2,400 from the sponsored cycle ride and £3,300 from the Summer Ball. We also received £2,000 from the Murray Napier Fund and £3,000 from the Friends of Crown Court, as well as many individual donations from members of the congregation.
Expenditure on the various refurbishment projects came to around £100,000, and whilst it was always intended that part of this cost should be met from reserves, the Appeal Fund will remain open during 2010 for those who would still like to make a donation.
Visitors who are UK taxpayers are invited to make use of the yellow Gift Aid envelopes which are available both in the pews and at the back of the church. Completed envelopes may be placed in the offering plate.
An exhibition of paintings by Tim Cockburn is being organised for The Caledonian Society of London by Caledoniart, Scottish Contemporary Art. There are 13 original paintings and 100 limited edition copies of “The Old Toast”. You can buy a signed limited edition print of this painting for £25.
All profits will go to The Caledonian Society’s nominated charities, ScotsCare and The Royal Caledonian Schools Trust. Caledoniart is waiving all commission from sales. See the Caledoniart website at http://caledoniart.com/category/tim-cockburn-caledonian-society-london/ for further details.