Appeal to Save the Bell Tower of All Saints’ Church in East Garston

After the success of the last 12 months fundraising for the bells which were fixed and re-hung in March, we have been requested to continue with the “Save our Bells” lottery for a further year, to help fund the restoration work needed on the Church Tower. 

We are very grateful for the support we received from you all to enable the work to be carried out on the bells.  They are now a joy to ring and will continue to sound over the village for decades to come but we do have to make sure that the tower remains in good repair, and at the moment this isn’t the case. We are half-way to reaching the £120k target but we need to help raise the remaining £60k.  Please continue with your support and you never know you could be a winner.

Monthly Ball Lottery

Pledge to play for 12 months at £5 per ball per month. You can pay monthly (payment must be made by the 1st of the month) or by a single payment for the complete period. Once your name has been entered a numbered wooden ball will be randomly selected for you and the number on that ball will remain yours for the 12 month period.  You would be notified of your allocated number before the first draw takes place.

Once a month a draw will take place and 50% of the proceeds will then be paid out in 3 prizes.  eg: with 100 entries the prize money would be as follows:  1st Prize £150, 2nd Prize, £75 and 3rd Prize £25.  If the entries are lower, then the prize money will be less, however with a higher number of entries the prize money will be more. With 36 prizes over the 12 month period you will have many chances of winning!

The draw will take place on the second Friday of each month, with at least 2 people present.  Winners will be notified by email, phone or letter. A list of winners will be displayed on the notice board by the village hall.

Records will be kept and audited appropriately.

How to Take Part

1. Decide how many balls (random numbers) you want to buy at £5 per ball.

2. Make a BACS payment to East Garston Amenities Sort Code 09-01-55, Account number 66942089

3. Email Maureen Velvick at with your name, email address, phone number, address and the date of your BACS payment, the number of balls you want for one month or a year.


You have to be in it to win it!


This lottery is promoted by East Garston Amenities on behalf of the All Saint’s East Garston Bell Fund and is registered under the Gambling Act 2005 with West Berkshire Council, ND No.2586



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