Churches launch appeal to boost coffers after Daffodil Sunday fund-raiser cancelled for second year running - The Rugby Observer

Churches launch appeal to boost coffers after Daffodil Sunday fund-raiser cancelled for second year running

AN APPEAL has been launched to help a group of churches after their main annual fund-raising event was cancelled for the second year running due to the pandemic.

Daffodil Sunday, organised by the Friends of the Revel CofE Churches, was due to take place on April 11 in the grounds of Newnham Paddox country house near Monks Kirby.

The group has launched a competition to recoup funds lost due to the cancellations – with the 2018 event also cancelled due to waterlogged ground.

Stephen Hall of the Friends of the Revel CofE Churches said: “We realise how popular Daffodil Sunday is, and that the people who attend will be disappointed that we have again had to cancel. We look forward to being able to host it again next year, when hopefully all the present difficulties will be behind us.

“We have now had to cancel three out of our last four events. This is the main fundraiser for our six Revel C of E Churches, and our finances have been badly hit by these cancellations.

“This has been exacerbated by the churches being closed for long periods because of Covid, resulting in reduced income from collections – but we still have the same overheads. All C of E churches have to be self-financing, and get no regular support from elsewhere.“

The Revel Churches Daffodil Sunday ‘Text-to-Give’ Appeal gives entrants the chance to win £750 by answering the question: ‘In which year did the Friends of the Revel Churches hold their first Daffodil Sunday?’

Answer options are A: 1988; B: 1997; C: 2008; or D: 2012.

To enter, send a text message to 84902. To donate £20, text ‘DAFF20’ followed by A, B, C or D. To donate £10 or £5, use the codes ‘DAFF10’ or ‘DAFF5’ followed by A, B, C or D.

Texts cost the donation of £5, £10 or £20 plus network charges. Daffodil Sunday will receive 100% of donations.

The competition runs throughout March and April, with the winner to be announced in May.

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