What is the Roof Alarm Appeal?
Churches are under attack from thieves. On average, one church every month in Cambridgeshire is a victim of substantial metal theft.
The Cambridge Historic Churches Trust (CHCT) has decided to take the initiative to support churches in the face of this threat.
With support from the Diocese of Ely, the Trust is seeking to raise funds to help Cambridgeshire Churches protect themselves from metal theft attack by part-financing the installation of Roof Alarms.
With help from Ely Diocese and contributions from the Allchurches Trust and other funding bodies and the generosity of private individuals, the Trust aims to provide £2,500 to each church wishing to install a Roof Alarm (about half its typical cost).
The Trust estimates that up to 50 churches may be at risk (i.e. with lead on their roof but no alarm fitted to protect it). So, we need to raise £125,000 to cover half the cost of putting an alarm on every church at risk.
Roof alarms purchased must be insurer-approved so that they can benefit from effective insurance cover.
Find out more about how you can help in the leaflet linked below.