It's not often that you are offered the chance to write yourself into the fabric of a building, but that's what The Glebe at Woldingham is offering in its latest fundraising campaign.
A three-stage project will see the replacement of the south and west roofs of the pavilion, something which was last done 50 years ago. As the south side needs more urgent attention, the work to fix it is currently underway: you can spot roofer Mark doing this in the photograph below!
Photo: Reporter Rosalind Brookman signs a shingle on behalf of the Caterham and District Independent. With Dr Chris Higson, chair of the Trustees of the Glebe.
To help pay for the restoriation work, people are being invited to donate £1 and sign a cedarwood shingle, which will be added, face down, to the new roof. These tiles will offer a fascinating glimpse into the 'past' of 2021, when the roof is next repaired.
There are further chances to sign shingles and contribute to the new roof in August: this Saturday, 14 August, as well as the bank holiday weekend, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29. The pavilion will be open from 9am until 5pm, so please visit and donate if you can. There will be teas, coffees and the chance to sign yourself into Tandridge history!
If you would like further information, or to donate to the roof fundraiser, please get in touch, on email@example.com.