Members of iconic Mwnt church ‘overwhelmed’ after raising £10,000 in one day to fix vandalism
Members of an iconic church in Ceredigion say they are “overwhelmed” after £10,000 was raised in one day after the building was vandalised.
Yesterday morning £700 had been raised for the building but the total stands now at over £12,000. The cause can be donated to here.
Cllr Clive Davies who has been leading the fundraising efforts thanked people for their donations and asked them to keep sharing the fundraiser.
“Thank you for your kind words and generous donations,” he said. “The members of the church are overwhelmed with the response.”
Among the backers were Ceredigion’s MP Ben Lake who said that it was “hard to understand the motivation for this terrible vandalism” and pointed people to the fundraiser to “support the restoration efforts”.
Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating after the church as found to have been damaged inside and out, including smashed windows, after Christmas.
Clive Davies said that he was working with police to find new ways to protect the church from vandalism.
He said that they had already received some donations offered to the church trustees but wanted to open the fundraising effort to anyone that wanted to contribute “to help with the generosity shown not only by those locally but from all parts of the UK and beyond”.
“The money will go towards the repairs needed to get this iconic church back to previous condition,” he said.
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Wonderful news. It shows the majority of people do value our heritage.
I was absolutely disgusted at this vulgar act done to this beautiful Mwnt church that’s been desecrated. It reminded me of the wanton damage done to the Cofiwch Dryweryn memorial wall recently. I have a great-grandfather from Ceredigion, so it’s a county that I family connection to. But to see its windows smashed with boulders. The Inside ransacked and the gate damaged made me feel sick inside. On a positive note. The response online has been fantastic. And how thousands have been donated from across the world makes me have faith in humanity. I hope those who did this will… Read more »
Come on Dyfed Powys police the people you serve need a result