Lottery grant helps to fund Priory work

Helen Hughes with plumbers Steve and Rob Lilley
Helen Hughes with plumbers Steve and Rob Lilley

New toilets have been installed at the Priory Church Rooms, but the project has also seen similar work carried out more than 5,000 miles away.

The church received £10,000 from the lottery’s Awards For All scheme towards the cost of the improvements.

Churchwarden Helen Hughes

Churchwarden Helen Hughes

The Priory funded the rest of the work, and officials then felt they wanted to give money so that toilets could be built at ba school in Pakistan.

Churchwarden Helen Hughes said: “The old toilets in the church rooms were OK but things don’t last forever and I think it had been 25 years since they had been replaced.”

The rooms are used seven days a week, by groups such as Scouts, Brownies, mums and toddlers, craft groups andhand-bell ringers.

Liz Philpot from the Bridlington Renaissance team helped with the grant application forms and the work was carried out by Bridlington plumber Steve Lilley.

Rob and Steve Lilley, who carried out the work

Rob and Steve Lilley, who carried out the work

But it is not just the Bridlington congregation and the local groups who will see a difference, as work has been funded in Pakistan.

Helen said: “I had been at a meeting at another church and went to the loo.

“There was a framed certificate on the wall from Toilet Twinning, a charity which provides toilets in rural areas in poorer countries.

“We felt that because the grant had been given to us, we should be giving to so we sent a donation.”

The Priory’s money has been used to build a toilet block at a school in Tando Allahyar in Sindh province.

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