Shoppers back chapel congregation’s fundraising

Bagpack at Tesco, Whaley Bridge, in aid of Fernlee Chapel graveyard.
Bagpack at Tesco, Whaley Bridge, in aid of Fernlee Chapel graveyard.

Generous shoppers dug deep into their pockets to help worshippers keep their chapel’s graveyard looking smart.

The congregation at Fernlee Chapel, Whaley Bridge, raised £225 through bag packing, a raffle and generous donations at Tesco.

The next event to raise money for the graveyard will be a coffee morning at the Mechanics Institute on Saturday, July 29, from 9.30am to 12noon. There will be a cake stall, tombola and raffle.

The money will go towards the £400 cost of grass cutting at the cemetery. In recent years, the congregation has grown smaller and older and no longer has the manpower to maintain the graveyard itself.