Yapton’s St Mary’s Church has welcomed a £1,500 donation from local housebuilder Barratt David Wilson Homes, to cover the annual cost of printing its community magazine.
The donation from the developer responsible for Ryebank Gate development on Drove Lane, has covered the total printing costs for the monthly publication, which is distributed to residents across the village.
Founded in 1180, St Mary’s Yapton is well-established in the local area and has been running its magazine for more than 80 years.
The magazine provides over 50 pages of upcoming Church events and news as well as wider community updates and is supported by advertising revenue from local businesses.
The donation was made as part of the housebuilder’s Community Fund initiative, funded by the Barratt Foundation, which supports a local organisation each month, celebrating their efforts in the local area.
Alex Dowling, Head of Sales and Marketing at Barratt David Wilson Southern Counties, comments: “Local newsletters and magazines are so important for communities to keep up to date on local events and news. We are incredibly pleased to have provided funding that will keep St Mary’s monthly magazine sustained over the next year. We know our residents at Ryebank Gate really appreciate the booklet which has helped to integrate them with the wider Yapton community.”
Reverand Richard Hayes at St Mary’s Yapton Church, adds: “Our magazine is a key part of the Church’s work in Yapton, bringing together and amplifying the voices and stories of our local community. We thank Barratt David Wilson Homes for helping us secure funding for the next year and look forward to continuing to spread local news around the area.”