Great Paxton Holy Trinity 100 Club
Fund Raising for our 1,000 Year Old Parish Church

"I continue because of the overwhelming support from our 1,000 Great Paxtonian villagers, so many tell me - Graham, don't ever stop!"

For the cost of £20 a year you will be given a number and entered into 4 quarterly cash prize draws over the next year. At each draw there is a prize of £100, £50 and £25. All profits from this go towards the maintenance of Great Paxton's 1,000 year old Holy Trinity church, a building we are currently looking after for future generations as did those who lived here before us over the last 1,000 years.

If Graham has seen you and given you a number written in his special folder, but you haven't yet paid, please use the following details to do so.

Pay for your 100 Club entry, £20:

    Lloyds Bank plc, Bedford Branch
    Great Paxton PCC 100 Club
    Sort Code: 30-90-66
    Acc. Number: 38072960

Enter your full name in the reference field.

Please text: 07713 270559 to say you have made your payment.

If you want to take part but haven't been allocated a number, please email to request one along with your name and address.

Graham and his trusty bike on which he criss-crosses the village on his fund-raising efforts and does his sponsored rides.

The 100 Club is a fund-raising idea started by villager Graham Bevan in 2010.

Why 100 club?

Many churches have 100 clubs as a means of fundraising so Graham decided to give it a go, the idea was to sell 100 numbers as entries into a cash draw with prizes coming from the entry fees.

The best year so far was 2021 (year 11) with 263 numbers sold, the current entries for next year, 2023 (year 13) should reach about 220, Graham thought 150 might be more realistic with the current state of the economy, so a better result than anticipated.

How Much?!

Since 2010 Graham has raised almost £50,000 with the 100 club and his sponsored "Ride and Stride" bike rides in the last three years. With £4,212 from the bike rides and including the profits from 2013 he is currently at about £48,000.

The cost of keeping our church open is about £20,000 a year, half of which is the parish share. Grahams efforts along with everyone who has ever sponsored him or bought a 100 club number are invaluable in helping balance the books and maintaining our parish church as a community space whether or not you worship there.

Church tile + engraved label from pew wood, £20 - all funds to church maintenance