Ride and Stride event to help raise funds for church repair grants

July 28 2017

PEOPLE in the Thornbury area are being encouraged to join in a fund raising event to help churches in need of repairs or improvements.

PEOPLE in the Thornbury area are being encouraged to join in a fund raising event to help churches in need of repairs or improvements.

The annual Ride and Stride day will support the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust, which offers grants to eligible churches of any Christian denomination across South Gloucestershire, north Bristol and Gloucestershire.

Those enrolling for the event on Saturday, September 9, will be urged to seek sponsorship to ride, walk or drive between their local churches.

All money raised will be split between the trust and the participants’ nominated churches.

Last year’s Ride and Stride raised nearly £50,000 while the trust distributed £130,000 in grants.

It is hoped as many churches as possible will be open on the day to welcome visitors.