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Do you ever set foot in St Mary's Church in Haddenham? It's been part of the rural scenery at the southern end of the village for nearly 800 years, providing for weddings, baptisms and funerals, as well as a place of worship. But how is it maintained?

Ancient buildings tend to require lots of maintenance, and looking after Grade 1 listed buildings is specialist work (and for specialist, read "expensive"!).

How do you fancy a sponsored cycle ride or walk (or even a sponsored horse ride) to help raise funds for the maintenance of Haddenham's Parish Church?

What a wonderful excuse for a day out together as a family — fresh air, healthy exercise and all in a good cause!

On Saturday 8th September (from 10am-6pm), Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust is organising a sponsored 'Ride & Stride' to help raise funds for the maintenance of local ancient churches.

Of the money raised, half will go to the church of your choice (e.g., St Mary's in Haddenham) and half will go to the funds of the Trust for repair of other old churches in Buckinghamshire.

The idea is to visit as many local churches as possible among those participating, and get a stamp on your log sheet to prove to your supporters and sponsors how successful you've been. Just imagine the admiration and sense of achievement you'll gain! And the opportunity for a day out and lots of fun for all the family.

You can download a list of participating churches, a sponsorship form and some safety information by clicking here.

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