A Treasurer’s PleaMay 23, 2013
Dear Friends in Max West,
I feel obliged to put pen to paper, (something I have to admit I am rarely in the habit of doing these days.) However, as Treasurer of our church, I felt it was extremely important I brought to everybody’s attention that last year we spent almost £30,000 upgrading our old Organ to a brand new Digital Organ. I’m sure those of you who have heard it will agree that it is a very fine instrument which is a pleasure to listen to.
Having said that, our previous pipe organ served Maxwelltown West Church extremely well for many years but it had become in need of extensive and very expensive repair.
Basic economics determine that when we spend money, we need to replace it. I am sure most of you will already know that we have an active Organ Fundraising Committee, led by David Rosie, who are currently trying to raise the much needed capital, so fundraising events will continue and hopefully be supported by you. However there is no doubt that if we had not had the benefit of a substantial donation from one of our members (who would prefer to remain anonymous) we would not be as near our target as we are.
With this in mind, if every current member of our congregation were now to donate just £15, which equates to less than 30p a week for a year, the remaining balance of approximately £9,000 would be exceeded. When you think about it, this is surely not a lot to ask to enable our church to be one of the very few here in Dumfries to have a super new organ, which will hopefully sustain our music for many years to come. If you feel you can, all I ask is that you place a donation, for whatever amount you consider appropriate, into the pre-addressed envelope enclosed with your Contact and return it to me via your elder or by handing it into the church the next time you are there, or by simply placing a stamp on it and popping it in the post. We would love to see the barometer (currently situated on a table behind the organ) which each week displays the amount we have raised, go crashing through the £30,000 target figure soon!
Kindest regards to all
D McN, Treasurer