Saving money and saving the planet

by DEREHAM BAPTIST CHURCH in Dereham, Norfolk, United Kingdom

We did it
On 17th March 2023 we successfully raised £13,220 ( + est. £1183.75 Gift Aid ) with 43 supporters in 42 days

To change our old, inefficient boilers for new ones and replace the fluorescent lighting with LED


 New stretch target

More money towards the boiler fund and changing the lights to LED!

At Dereham Baptist Church we love to serve our community! 

We are registered as a 'Warm Space' this winter, welcoming people to a free weekly group where people can come and play board games, meet new friends and keep warm. We also run a weekly Coffee Shop where food and drink can be purchased for a very small cost.

Other groups use the building during the week (U3A groups, Counselling, CAP Debt Centre courses, Bereavement group, ESOL, Sign Language, free monthly Community lunches) as well as our Saturday (Portuguese) and Sunday (English) services which include groups for youth and children.

Unfortunately our boilers are very old and inefficient and we have been quoted £14,000 to replace them and install a better timing system. We also need to become more energy efficient with our lighting and switch to LED - which will be another £4000.

To continue to provide the support for those in our Community we need to make our heating and lighting as energy efficient as possible whilst saving the planet too.

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