ONE man’s legacy will ensure his friends won’t be cold this winter.
A generous donation from Adrian Sissons – a long-time supporter of the Friends of St Alban’s Church in Tattenhall who lost his battle with cancer in May this year – will go toward buying a new boiler for the church.
The Friends have recently started a fund to replace their current boiler which is more than 40 years old and generates so little heat that the internal water pipes freeze solid every winter.
They want to fit an up-to-date, fuel-efficient unit in the church and thanks to Adrian’s generous gift the fund is off to a successful start.
Adrian’s partner Robin Farmer, a member of the Friends who lived with him for more than 30 years, said the gesture was typical of Adrian’s kindness.
He said: “He was so kind and generous, a very strong person who went out of his way to be good to people.
“Adrian also gave some money toward the building of a school in Zimbabwe, the birthplace of Canon Mutete, rector of Tattenhall, whose love Adrian was greatly comforted by. I miss him terribly.”
Friends chairman Robert Blackhurst added: “Adrian’s legacy to the boiler fund means we are off to a flying start and its installation is already a realistic prospect.
“When fitted, the new unit will substantially reduce the running costs of the building and will greatly improve comfort levels for users.
“The warmth that Adrian’s donation will generate reflects the warmth of his personality in life. Thank you Adrian.”