Nominate Bellringing to receive £1000

As part of its annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign, Ecclesiastical Insurance will be giving 120 different charities an early Christmas gift of a £1,000 donation, with 10 winners announced each weekday from 5 to 20 December.

GO TO and complete the nomination form quoting “Central Council of Church Bell Ringers” registered charity number 270036 – it only takes a minute or so, and we could win £1,000 to help us keep bellringing flourishing. We’re all volunteers and give our time for nothing but can do more with funds!

Ecclesiastical is encouraging everyone to use their social media channels to ask people to vote for their favourite cause to give them the best possible chance of winning – look for Church Matters @Ecclesiastical and use the following hashtags #bellringing #12days #movementforgood – spread the word!

We have suggested words here to accompany the nomination, but write your own if you prefer!

“Did you hear church bells ringing on Remembrance Sunday? If so, did you wonder who enabled that ringing to occur? In most cases, those bells were rung by teams of bell ringers, just one ringer per bell. Of course, bell ringers also ring regularly for church services and also to mark other local, national and state occasions. Most recognisably, people enjoy hearing the bells at weddings and celebrations such as Christmas and New Year, but also at other times of commemoration like funerals. The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers aims to support and promote bell ringing nationally and internationally by supporting a vibrant community of ringers; with bell ringing widely valued as an enjoyable mental and physical exercise and unique performing art, which enhances the life of both community and church. We offer advice on teaching new ringers, support more advanced ringing and encourage high standards throughout. We also assist with installation, restoration, maintenance and transfers of bells. Please support the work of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers so that you continue to hear this typical English sound throughout the country and further afield.”

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