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Unlocking cash for new keyboard
Thursday 2nd January 2014 @ 14:38 by Lisa B

A Hadfield church is asking parishioners for a particular Christmas present.

The clergy at St Andrew’s aren’t too bothered about scarves, gloves and all things smelly.

They just want some keys for the church keyboard – and there’s 88 of them!

Church organist cum pianist Chris Goodhew told the Chronicle: “Our current keyboard is borrowed and needs to go home.

“We need to buy a new one, but they cost £900.”

It’s a price that would put a massive dent in church funds.

Which is why St Andrew’s vicar, Rev Felicity Walters and the curate, Rev Bryony Wood,  are looking for people to buy a key for a tenner.

Cash raised so far from cake sales and other efforts, means more than £430 in the keyboard kitty.

Bryony said: “We are asking people to buy a key and give the church a Christmas present.

“And if people buy four and Gift Aid it means the fifth key will be bought by the Government.”

Chris would love to be running his fingers over a brand new set of keys early in the New Year.

It all depends if the mini-
army of St Andrew’s ‘Santas’ hit the right note and give the church  the keys to success.

l Parents of pupils at St Andrew’s Junior School are great at giving to good causes.

They have donated £320 to the Children’s Society through the latest Home Boxes appeal.

ON SONG: Chris Goodhue

ON SONG: Chris Goodhew