Churches Raise £57,000 In ‘Give To Go Green’ Project
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Posted on: 14th May 2024

Churches across the diocese have raised some £57,000 in just six weeks to help reach carbon net zero, as part of the Give To Go Green project.

11 churches took part in Give To Go Green, a match-funding pilot from the Church of England working with churches to double local digitally-raised donations, to allow for more work on reducing carbon emissions.

The churches taking part collectively raised 81% of the total fundraising target, amounting to £56,774 raised in the short six-week fundraising window.

Five churches raised more than their fundraising targets, including St Mary the Virgin, South Elmsall, who raised an additional £1,850 over their target goal of £3,900, which will fund their energy saving project to implement an electric heating system in the church hall.

These funds were raised at a variety of different events, including a dog show and an acapella concert.

Kevin Gallagher, church treasurer and project lead for Give To Go Green at the church, said: “The process was energising, motivational, and occasionally exhausting!”

“We found masses of community engagement, and spontaneous team building within the church community as well as pride in success.

“One bit of key learning was that people still love a tombola!"

Holy Trinity, Rothwell had a high fundraising target of £7,500, and raised just over this during the six-week window.

To read more about this exciting achievement, click HERE.

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