It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
Tithe Barn Trust volunteers were busy at the Tithe Barn, in Landbeach near Cambridge, earlier this week. Volunteers swept and decorated in preparation for the FREE carols event at the barn this Saturday 8th December at 2.30pm.
Gemma O’Shea, Volunteer Chair of Trustees, says “We’re so lucky to have such dedicated volunteers who willingly give their time. As the event is free to everyone and we’re a small charity working with a tiny budget we have to be really resourceful. Maggie, one of our fabulous volunteers, has used lots of foliage with holly and ivy foraged from the garden to create some traditional hand tied arrangements to hang around the unique timber frame Tithe Barn. Our thanks have to go to Tesco Milton too for donating mulled wine and mince pies for the event.”
Carols at the barn will be the perfect way to start your festive season. You can escape the commercialisation of Christmas this Saturday and sing classic carols such as Silent Night and Away in the Manger. Wrap up well and bring a torch if you have one.
The Tithe Barn Trust is a small charity and not-for profit volunteer group committed to saving and sympathetically restoring the Tithe Barn. Key to the Tithe Barn Trust’s charitable aim is maximising public access to the Tithe Barn and education. We want to ensure that the Tithe Barn has a vibrant and sustainable future.
The Tithe Barn Trust believes the medieval Tithe barn, with thatched roof, brick threshing floor and timber granary, to be unique to Cambridgeshire and even of national significance. It is one of the few Tithe Barns in the country still standing next to its medieval rectory. Over 90% of Tithe Barns in the UK have been converted and their historic features are being lost forever. Sadly, the Landbeach Tithe Barn is in a poor condition and deteriorating.
3 Ways YOU can get involved;
1. Make a donation today at https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/TitheBarnTrust
2. Become a Friend. Visit http://www.tithebarntrust.org.uk/become-a-member/
3. Volunteer. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
You can find the gate entrance to the Tithe Barn opposite 2 Waterbeach Road, Landbeach, CB25 9FA. Walk along the uneven grassed track.