St Helen’s Church, Waddington

Walsh became aware of the financial struggles that St Helen’s Church were under-going. The Church is the centre of a local village and part of the Church had become unusable for the church community as part of the heating system had failed and resources were insufficient for repairs to be effected. Walsh provided the labour and equipment for the repairs to be effected and also installed new equipment for the Church. The Vicar was delighted with the new warmth and thanked Walsh for coming to the rescue.

Walsh also decided to support the Church in its fund-raising activities so that monies could be raised for maintenance of the Church building and Church outreach into the local community and school. To this end, Walsh supplied high-vis jackets, safety equipment, a generator and donated many man-hours during the numerous fund raising events which included a Duck Race for the participation of the village children, a home-made boat race for the children of the local communities, the provision of food stall and litter collection throughout the village. Walsh also approached local businesses and suppliers to take an active part in the fund-raising activities and to increase their awareness of the role of the Church in the local community.

Walsh also arranged for the benches in the Churchyard to be restored providing welcoming rest areas for the residents of the village and visitors to the graveyard. Walsh also supplied signage at the entrance to the Churchyard. Walsh continues to financially support the Church as an on-going commitment.