Champions of saving St Paul's Anglican Church in Carcoar are celebrating their first win, permission to purchase the historic building before it goes to market.
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The directors of the St Paul's Carcoar Association have until March 16 2021 to raise $450,000 to buy their town's church.
A new multi-signature bank account and a PayPal account have been created and membership forms for the association are at the Carcoar Post Office.
A $20 membership gives you an opportunity to be informed step by step of the fundraising progress and voting rights in the association.
The directors Ron Murray, George King, Gail Blowes, Mckenzie Graham and Dawn Williams have resolved to share in all the costs of the association so every dollar raised goes to funding the purchase.
Any donation of over $500 is fully refundable should the association fail in raising the full amount.
Director George King said that engraved bricks and brass plaques were all part of the fundraising project.
"Part of the fundraising will be to sell engraved bricks which we will set into a new paved area outside St Paul's entrance," he said.
"A donation of $1,000 gives the donor an engraved paving brick with their family name or business name. A $5,000 donation will get you a large paving brick 400x400.
"We could put a retaining wall near the boundary of the western side where the hearse parks and pave that area with the memorial bricks."
Larger donations will get a brass plaque inside the entrance to St Paul's.
Over $10,000 brass memorial plaques 200mm x 100mm, donations over $25,000 a brass memorial plaque 250mm x 150mm and donations over $50,000 a brass memorial plaque 300mm x 200mm.
Ron Murray said that the Association is confident in achieving the $450,000 target.
"St Paul's holds a special place in the hearts of so many people," he said.
Account name: St Paul's Association Carcoar Inc
Account No: 441762238
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