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Lochcarron East Church New Roof

£360 of £58,373 goal

Raised by 9 people in 7 months
Created December 1, 2018
Lochcarron East Church, or the Old Parish Church, is a 180 year old building in the Highlands of Scotland owned by Justin and TyLean Tuijl.

We purchased it in May 2018 and have been working on it since in order to turn it into a venue for events and functions embracing the local community and the wider community of friends of the church and tourists.

The roof is in a bad way, it has been left for 30 years without being maintained. It is suffering from "nail sickness" which is because the nails that hold the slates on are rusting and one by one the slates are falling to the ground. This is because we are a few meters from the salt water of the Loch. The owner before us bought the property 13 years ago but was unable to do any repairs due to ill health. We want to save this 180 year old building in order to open it to the public for events and so forth, this space should be used. Community and wider, we are on the tourist trail, the NC500. 

We already have local roofers working for us and we can raise a certain part of the cost ourselves. We are also applying for grants. Due to a death in the family we are a lot tighter on funds than we were. We desperately want to save this building and have just caught it in time, as big holes are developing on the roof just recently, we will patch for the winter and start the roof in earnest in the spring. We have purchased our own scaffolding.  We have had quotes for the roof which range from £50.000 to £100.000. It all depends how rotten the wood is.

Saving this iconic building for the future is our main aim. It will be here long after us all, if the roof is saved now. Please see our social media and website, www.lochcarronchurch.com Thank you! Justin and TyLean.

If you are paying in US dollars please see our PayPal to avoid bank fees: https://www.lochcarronchurch.com/paypal-donate/


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Just a note to say that we have a Facebook group for genuine supporters of us and the church plans. The Facebook page has attracted negative local comments about our Crowdfunding so the group is for people who are positive about our endeavours. Thanks, Justin and TyLean
https://m.facebook.com/groups/237119830370782
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So great to see Lenn at work! Thanks for help all, of course we're still rather bankrupt for this start on the roof. Any little helps.
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Hello dear friends.

Starting work on the roof is imminent, Lenn is sourcing scaffolding and weather permitting the work will start next week. However, we have called in all the favours for funds including everything the bank will give us. Not sure where the next meal is coming from, but at least a corner of the church should stop dripping water for a long time to come, fingers crossed for another 180 years!

Any help with funds would be so very gratefully received, thank you! https://www.gofundme.com/lochcarron-east-church-new-roof

Best wishes

Justin and TyLean Tuijl
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Raised by 9 people in 7 months
Created December 1, 2018
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