Ken Lloyd, Chairman of the Nunney Church Raise the Roof Appeal, has won Fundraiser of the Year at the 2017 Believe in Somerset Awards.
Dr. Mary Lynch-Staunton of the Friends of Nunney Church accepted the award on behalf of Ken Lloyd, who was unable to attend due to a prior engagement.
The awards help celebrate talented individuals, businesses and community groups who go the extra mile to promote Somerset.
Ken Lloyd spent 10 years to raise the hundreds of thousands of pounds needed to give Nunney Church a fitting new ceiling.
He wrote countless letters to potential donors, organised events and exhibitions and dealt with the incredible amount of paperwork required to get permission for the work in the Grade I listed building.
In May this year the church, Nunney’s oldest monument, was rededicated by the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church looks splendid again and is flooded with natural light.
Nunney Community Association (NCA) was a finalist in the Community Group of the Year category, but came away empty-handed.
The winners of the 2017 Believe in Somerset Awards were announced at an awards lunch at Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford on Thursday 7 December.
The Believe in Somerset Awards are organised by organised by Trinity Mirror Group (Western Daily Press, Somerset Live, Western Gazette, Somerset Standard, Bath Chronicle, Wells/Shepton Mallet Journal etc).
Last year Visit Nunney CIC won in the Leisure / Tourism category at the Believe in Somerset Awards.