Walkers raise £2,500 for Lyme Church tower fund

PUBLISHED: 07:01 15 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:23 17 May 2018

Sponsored walkers on the Lyme Tower Trundle. Picture: SUBMITTED

Sponsored walkers on the Lyme Tower Trundle. Picture: SUBMITTED

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Trundlers are led along the parade by the Vicar, Rev Jane Skinner

St Michael's Church at Lyme Regis. Picture: ROBERT WHEELERSt Michael's Church at Lyme Regis. Picture: ROBERT WHEELER

A sponsored walk along the promenade at Lyme Regis on Saturday, in aid of the parish church tower repair fund, was a great success.

With more sponsorship money to be collected, the event is expected to have raised more than £2,500.

The aptly named “Tower Trundle“ fund was boosted by generous donations from the resort’s Montague Lodge of Freemasons and Lyme Regis Rotary Club.

The cost of refurbishing the fabric of the famous Saxon tower with is 10 bell ringing chamber is around £160,000.

Walkers, among them several pupils from the St Michael’s Junior School led by the Vicar, the Rev Jane Skinner, set off to a peal from the tower, the scene of 16 world ringing records.

The trundle was organised by church member David Cozens who told the Midweek Herald: “We are delighted to have received encouraging support from so many people who clearly revere the church tower.

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