A church needs to raise almost half a million pounds to restore a historic church bell tower in Fulham.
All Saints church needs £471,000 to fix its medieval tower and bells and is now calling on local children to help get stuck into the campaign.
The church has received £89,000 from English Heritage and has raised much of the remainder, but is still calling for more help from the community, especially its youngsters.
Young cooks from Cafe Church, the Sunday youth group, have made cupcakes to sell after church and have already raised £95.
JASS, the junior choir, performed Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat recently, earning £350 in donations.
And the All Saints school art club, Little Masters, showed their work in watercolours and acrylics at Fulham Palace and raised £167.
Assistant vicar Penny Seabrook says: “The remarkable enthusiasm and commitment of our youngest members to the success of our campaign has been an inspiration for us all.”
Other events have included a car wash by the church youth club on October 13 and a Tower and Bells Ball at Fulham Palace on October 4.
Details on the campaign and tickets can be found at www.allsaints-fulham.org-uk.
“The All Saints church is a vital part of our community,” says Sarah Burgess, manager at the Fulham branch of lettings agent Edmund Cude. “Working together to raise the money to restore the bell is a fantastic way of helping to bring residents together. This is a historical church that is important to preserve for future generations to enjoy.”