Monastery in Largs needs £200,000 to repair storm damaged roof or face ruin

A LARGS monastery has to raise approximately £ 200,000 for a new roof following it was wrecked by a serious storm.

The Benedictine monastery near the beach front promenade in Largs urgently needs economical help to carry out urgent repairs to shield the developing material.

A overall of £ 186,000 will be needed for the roofs and essential improvements to the historic creating on Mackerston Location.

Mother Prioress Mary Benet of the monastery claimed: “Because of the substantial cost of roof routine maintenance, it was a frequent struggle to maintain heading. In spite of all our endeavours and the generous help of the people today around the several years, we have been able to halt the a lot of leaks in the monastery.

“The roofs had been fixed earlier this year and anything appeared fantastic, but then torrential rain left the roof in even worse shape than it was before the repairs. The leaks were being extremely negative and did a good deal of destruction.

“The roofers came back again to seem into it and mentioned we needed a model new roof on the key setting up asap. It will cost £ 186,180.

“We also want funds to maintenance damaged ceilings and walls and to make improvements to the heating by installing double-glazed windows.”

A marketing campaign was launched to raise cash for the functions by a sequence of fundraisers.

In addition to a common tea space, they have a guest household in which the monastery can invest the evening in return for donations. An ice machine was also launched to produce resources.

Mother Prioress Benet, originally from Nigeria, arrived in Largs 4 many years in the past.

She mentioned, “The Benedictine monastery has constantly been incredibly well-known and we have a lot of persons who like to appear below to pray.

“It truly is in a stunning site, but the roof had a great deal of issues that we want to solve.

“This is like a 2nd residence for numerous men and women who have fond reminiscences of the time they used below with their liked kinds who have passed absent – it indicates so significantly to so quite a few people.”

Two users of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church serving to out at the Benedictine monastery walked all over the Isle of Cumbrae very last 7 days to start out the fundraiser.

Caroline Murphy and Might Fulton, 80, confront a variety of difficulties to enable this bring about.

Caroline said: “We help out in the tea place and believed it would be wonderful if we could just take the wander close to the Isle of Cumbrae on her behalf. May has performed numerous sponsored walks for Macmillan Nurses and other charities over the many years so we considered it would be fantastic to assistance out with this significant community induce. ”

Mom Benet said, “It is a amazing factor for the girls to do. We are quite grateful.”

If you can enable the campaign, visit kingdom/tyburnlargs or check out their GoFundMe site at