MEMBERS of a church on Anglesey are feeling grateful after over £2k has been raised to cover the cost of repairing the damage done to their building following a break-in.

St. Cybi's Church in Holyhead was broken into and burgled back by thieves in October.

A collection box had been stolen and a 600-year-old window had been smashed in the process.

Now, former Councillor Jeff Evans, has managed to collect a total of £2,014.77 for the Church via an appeal to members of the public.

Mr Evans had initially raised a substantial sum of money by himself after he had completed a 24 hour vigil at the Church whilst dressed as a Roman Centurion in December.

However, following his appeal he was able to add a further £503 to the total sum raised.

The funds will now help to restore St. Cybi to its former glory and has already seen a replacement window installed.

A statement released by officials at the Church read: "The Vicar, the Rev. Jane Bailey, Wardens and congregation are extremely touched and grateful for the generosity and support of local businesses and community who responded to Jeff's appeal. Thank you very much."

Speaking of his delight at the money raised, Mr Evans said: "I went to St. Cybi to present the cheque and it was great to see so many of the parents and children of the community there.

"It was also great to see the new window in place - hopefully it will last another 600 years!

"Such was the goodwill of so many local businesses, several individuals, as well as Tesco and the Co-op who allowed me to collect within their stores, I was also able to give a further funds towards the restoration project.

"I would like to say thanks to all those who have helped me with this appeal."