Last Updated on 21st April 2023 by Ian

BOOST TO LOCAL JUBILOO PROJECT ;
now almost half-way there!
A generous £10k boost to the Whixley Jubiloo project has recently been received from the Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation, along with another smaller award of £250 from the Benefact Trust. A further generous business donation from Johnsons of Whixley, along with other kind and freely-given donations have brought the total raised towards the £90 k project to £39k.

Barry Smith, the Project Treasurer, says “Many individuals from within the community have already generously and thoughtfully contributed to the project, but in order to get the project moving forward, for completion this year, members of the community are being invited to seriously consider the benefits of making Whixley’s heritage church-building , much more user-friendly by equipping it with toilet and refreshment-facilities for the benefit of this and all future generations”.

Enid Fisher, the village’s locally elected Churchwarden says, “ Countless stories have been told down the years of visitors finding the lack of toilet facilities an embarrassment and inconvenience, and we are now nearer than ever towards achieving our aim of equipping our village church with facilities that meet today’s expected standards of health, hygiene and hospitality.”

Our vicar , Rev Sarah Fewster , in noting the subtle change of name for the project now adds
“Whilst we had not anticipated the death of our late Queen towards the end of her Jubilee year, the Project formerly designated as the Jubiloo project, has since more suitably been renamed “The Whixley QE2 Commemoration Project “ in recognition of Her Majesty’s long and outstanding reign over the past 70 years.”

Members of the community will recall the village survey undertaken in 2021 in which 89% of the village’s population gave voice to the idea of equipping the church with essential toilet provision. The Project Committee now invites the local community, at this near half-way stage of fund-raising, to personally support the project , if they possibly can, by sending a gift-aided donation to The QE2 Commemoration Project, by cheque (payable to “Whixley with Green Hammerton PCC/Jubiloo”), or by Bank transfer to Sort code40 23 12 account 12505401 with the added reference “Jubiloo”. To facilitate an early acknowledgement, please email the treasurer at barry.v.smith@btopenworld.com or phone 01423 330577, so that he can also send you a Gift-aid form which will add 25% to the value of your gift without any cost to yourself. All gifts will be gratefully acknowledged.

Simon Gardner, the Project Chairman,(who is himself a qualified Quantity Surveyor and who lives at Whixley Gate), in thanking those who have generously contributed so far, invites many more to help by making pledges that will enable his committee to take steps to award the chosen contractor with the authority to start essential work, as soon as the project target has been reached. We invite all good Whixley folk to share in the successful completion of this project, that will bring a lasting benefit to both church and community.

And before it’s too lateMean please also take an urgent look at the whixley.org website about the Whixley Auction that abounds with lots of unmissable bargains for which to bid ! The closing date is FRIDAY 3rd MARCH , after which opportunities to bid will have passed you by, so please don’t delay!! See https://whixley.org/auctionupdate/