Young people are often given a bad press but I would like to commend ten-year-old Santos Ledesma who, with his father and grandfather, visited 18 churches on the recent sponsored cycle ride for Suffolk Historic Churches Trust.
Between them all they raised nearly £250 to be shared between SHCT and Rickinghall Inferior Church Fabric Fund. Santos is following in the footsteps of his grandmother and great grandmother who have both helped to raise money for repairs to St Mary’s.
His grandmother, Liz Draper helped to raise money for repairs to the round tower nearly 15 years ago and later repairs to the church. Santos’ great grandmother Helen Hall helped to save the church from redundancy in 1973. Thank you Santos and his family.