28th February 2006
STUDENTS PITCH IN TO
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University marketing students have been helping a historic village church to increase visitor numbers and raise much-needed funds.
The four students
– Jessica Buckthorp, Kate Evans, Phillippa Glenn and Vicki Clark – chose to
work with the Minster Church of St Mary in
Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10.30am James Edgar from English Heritage will announce a £104,000 grant to the church to help pay for ongoing repairs which the church authorities estimate will cost over £1 million in total.
students have been carrying out research to come up with new fund-raising ideas
and to attract tourists to the church, a scheduled ancient monument and one of
“St Mary’s is beautiful, and the history behind it is incredible,” said student Jessica Buckthorp. “It’s an amazing tourist attraction but it’s a shame that not everyone knows it exists.
“The more attention the church receives, and the more interest people show, the closer they will get to repairing the damage that 1,000 years have done to the building, and we have been more than happy to help.”
Student Kate Evans added: “We are all very pleased that we had the opportunity to work with the church – we just hope that people come to see what St Mary’s has to offer.”
and photographers are welcome to attend the announcement at the Minster Church
of St Mary in
Update – click below for photographs.
Photo 1. Caption: Front row (L-R) Kate Evans, Phillippa Glenn, Jessica Buckthorp and Vicki Clarke, back row (L-R) Churchwarden David Justham and James Edgar from English Heritage.
Photo 2. Caption: Jessica Buckthorp, Phillippa
Glen, Vicki Clarke and Kate Evans outside the
For more information contact Jez Ashberry
and Media Relations Manager,
01522 886042 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Church Warden David Justham
01522 573897 or 01427 788725 David.Justham@nottingham.ac.uk