Launching the St Leonard’s Green Scheme

The St Leonard’s Green Scheme was formally launched at Semley fete on 8th June and the Big Green Picnic the next day, 9th June.

At the fete, the wonderful postcards drawn by pupils (and one or two staff) from Semley Primary raised nearly £70. The ones that haven’t gone to new homes will be incorporated into a display in St Leonard’s to promote the Green Scheme. A small selection are shown below:

The gardens at the Old Rectory were a perfect setting for the picnic and the official launch of the scheme – twenty years almost to the day since the Martha and Tad Allfrey moved in.

More than 50 people brought their picnics to enjoy on the lawn in front of the house, and to hear Stephen Dobson explaining the thinking behind the scheme so persuasively that there were three promises of pew sponsorship on the spot.

Altogether the weekend (taking Gift Aid into account) raised nearly £700. Together with the £675 donated at Simon Yorke’s funeral, that’s only about  £100 short of the £1500 needed to sponsor a big pew. A very important first step on our way to implementing the Green Scheme.

For more information on the Green Scheme, please visit these pages of this website.