Talbot Village Trust, the grant giving charity, has donated £15,000 to St George’s Church for urgent roof repairs to be carried out.

St George’s Church located in Oakdale, supports both Christian and community activities with various church and other local groups coming together regularly at the venue, such as bell ringers, the choir, the Mothers’ Union and the weekly church youth club.

The roof repair has also been supported by the government-funded organisation Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund, together with the Trust.

Andrew Lewis, St George’s premises manager, said: ‘‘We are very grateful for the generous grant given to us by Talbot Village Trust. Our church flat roof areas urgently needed replacing which included complying with the latest building regulations regarding insulation. Now that the improvement work has finished we are able to secure our future of serving the local community without any risk of disruption to the weekly activities held here.’’

Russell Lucas-Rowe, Trustee, added: ‘‘Talbot Village Trust aims to grant funding to charities, places of worship and education to create life-changing opportunities for those that require financial support.

‘‘We are pleased that our funding has contributed to the ongoing running of the church and the fantastic work that it does to benefit the local community.’’

Talbot Village Trust meets biannually, and will be accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area before the Trustees meet again in November. For more information, go to Talbotvillagetrust.org