“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 www.stmarysgy.org.uk. “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.