Recent donation helps restore Whixley Church windows to former glory

Recent donation helps restore Whixley Church windows to former glory

We are proud to have donated £5,000 to help fund the restoration of two stained glass windows at our local Parish Church, Whixley (that dates back to pre-Norman conquest times).

The restoration of the two-heritage stained glassed windows that have suffered wind, sun and weather damage over 100’s of years are estimated to have cost in the region of £35,000.

This is just part of a wider project named the ‘Whixley Heritage project’ that aims to dig deeper into the village’s history. Earliest records suggest that dwellings are thought to have been built two thousand years ago when the roman empire had extended to Britain.

Group Managing Director of Johnsons of Whixley, Graham Richardson said: “ We have had a strong business and family relationship with Whixley Church for four generations, there are very few charitable projects that have struck such a chord, and we are delighted to have assisted the project in achieving its goals.”

The vicar of Whixley Church, Reverend Sarah Feaster, said: “We are immensely grateful that Johnsons of Whixley were able to give a significant contribution to our Whixley Heritage Project, in particular helping to pay for the restoration of two of our magnificent Victorian windows. Johnsons have always been very generous to our various fundraising initiatives both for our church and for other charitable causes such as Christian Aid.”

Window before

Window after

A dedication service will be held on Sunday 17th November to thank Johnsons, and the other contributors to the fund, a certificate of appreciation will also be circulated.

Chairman John Richardson and Group Managing Director, Graham Richardson with the certificate of appreciation.

In total the company has donated a whopping £15,000 worth to projects this year including a donation worth £2,500 to Springwater School, Harrogate and several plant donations to three local primary schools.

Posted 11th Nov 4:03pm