It's almost 12 months since MND touched the lives of our family.
Six months ago we decided to fundraise in aid of the MNDA- to support Individuals & Families within our local area – hence, the Craft Fair held in the Church Hall on Saturday, 4th November.
It was a resounding success, the community spirit here in Hope and our local area was in abundance and rather overwhelming at times.
The inventive and extremely talented Stallholders had such a wide variety of goods for sale, all very reasonably priced.
We were indebted to Hope Church for the use of the Main Hall & Refreshment Room and have pledged a donation towards the upkeep.
The family wish to say ... “THANK YOU EVERYONE”
There was no figure in mind when organizing began, except being reminded – think 'big'! - So far, the sum of £1000 has been raised for the Charity, with a promise of further sales and donations.
Gloria Rawlinson & Family
Thank you to all those who dropped in for a 'Butty & a Brew', today's fund-raising event in the Church Hall.
The photo shows some of those who organised the event and provided us with mouth-watering bacon and sausage butties together with vegan and gluten free options. and tea or coffee. They also offered a take-away service.
We hope you all enjoyed your tasty breakfast! £250 was raised for church funds.
Following the Sunday morning service on 3rd September members of the congregation gathered in the churchyard for the planting of a yew tree to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee and in Remembrance.
The tree had been nurtured by Kathleen Graham prior to the day of the ceremony and the planting was carried out by David Pickering. David was a founder member and Chairperson of the 'Friends of Hope Church' and acted as sexton for many years, taking care of many tasks within the churchyard.
The ceremony was followed by a Bring and Share lunch in the Church Hall.
Our thanks to all who came along to support the event and of course to all those who baked cakes and scones, those who laid tables and served tea and coffee and not forgetting those who did the washing up.
A special word of thanks to the Spar in Caergwrle who generously provided the strawberries and cream and the biscuits.
The sum of £540 was raised for church funds.
The photos below show some of the visitors and also Gwynifred and Margaret taking care of the raffle. The last photo shows three of the organisers taking a well earned rest: Emma, Kathleen and Tigs, three generations of one family!
It was lovely to see the Church Hall bustling with visitors at today’s Coffee, Cakes & Crafts morning. As well as the opportunity to enjoy a cuppa and a cake and a chat with friends there were plenty of goods on offer including jams, crafts and plants.
Thank you to all those who organised this event and to those who supported it. A pleasing sum of £735 was raised for church funds.
Easter is always a busy time within the church, as we are celebrating the incredible story of Christ's death and resurrection. To enable us to slow down and contemplate everything we had recently heard, those attending Hope4All took part in several prayer stations linked to the story of Easter.