Over the past two years Wimborne United Reformed Church has received just under £4,000 from grant giving charity, Talbot Village Trust, to ensure vital maintenance was carried out on the church.


Wimborne United Reformed Church, which acts as a focal point in the community of the town, needed the donation to repair the roof of the church hall. With the hall being used by numerous local groups for events such as coffee mornings and table tennis sessions, it was fundamental that the repairs were undertaken in order to ensure little disruption to the community as possible.


More recently the church used the funding they received this year from Talbot Village Trust to put towards the cost of replacing the lighting in the main church with environmentally friendly LED lights that require little or no maintenance.


Chair of Trustees at Talbot Village Trust, Sir Christopher Lees, said: “We’re so pleased that we have been given the opportunity to help provide Wimborne United Reformed Church with the necessary funds to ensure the church hall is able to continue to be used and enjoyed by all in the community.’’


Keith Dorling, church secretary added: ‘‘The congregation of Wimborne United Reformed Church greatly appreciate the grants received from Talbot Village Trust, their generous donation has enabled us to maintain and improve our church and buildings, which are valued greatly by the local community. ’’


Talbot Village Trust meets biannually, and will be accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area ahead of its October 1 deadline. Visit www.talbotvillagetrust.co.uk.