Boris Johnson sponsors a slate for St Mary’s Yarmouth

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Boris Johnson sponsors a slate for St Mary’s Yarmouth

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has signed one of the slates which will form part of the roof repair at St Mary’s in Yarmouth.

Brian Lafferty, Chair of the Finance Committee at St Mary’s, had set the ball rolling when Brandon Lewis CBE, MP for Yarmouth, came to visit the church recently. The MP showed great interest in the work and Mr Lafferty asked him to sponsor a slate.

“I asked if he fancied getting Boris to sign one too,” said Mr Lafferty. “He said he would pay for it now and get the £10 off Boris later. I had no reason to doubt him.

“Thanks to everyone who made this happen. Again, we have another little piece of history to attach to our wonderful church.”

The PM’s signature, written in permanent marker, will be displayed on the inside of the roof, along with hundreds of others. The slates will be going on in the next few weeks and the scaffolding coming down.

Some 300 slates have now been sponsored at £10 each to support the £1.6 million roof repair project. Another £1m worth of work still needs to be done.

You can sponsor a slate or find out more on visit “We still have 200 slates left to sell,” said Mr Lafferty, “Once they are gone, they are gone!”

Pictured above is Boris Johnson with the slate for St Mary’s.