“IN THE LOOP” AT THE CANTELUPE
The Cantelupe Centre is in the process of raising money for essential repair works to the building – for example, new fire doors and new paneling to replace the existing panels that have rotted over the years.
If you know of any local businesses that might like to make a contribution to the work this would be greatly appreciated – please have a word with Kate, the Centre Administrator.
Kate is also starting to collect raffle prizes for the Christmas ‘Cantelupe Centre Big Raffle’ and any donations of prizes would be gratefully welcomed!
Some of the groups who use the Centre are also organising fundraising events so please support them whenever possible. The Cantelupe Centre is extremely important to lots of people in the community, as well as the church, and is well worth supporting..
THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY
Each year members of the congregation collect money in Children’s Society Boxes. Margaret Turner has again collected the boxes up and sent off the money. This year the people of St Mary’s Church have raised another really pleasing total of £439.28.
This money is vital to help fund the work the charity does with vulnerable children and young people across the country.
Margaret has received a ‘Thank You’ letter and poster (which she will put up in Church) from Gillian Claugher, Director of Regional Fund-raising and Development for the Children’s Society. She has also received a very special certificate of thanks for her involvement, and all her work, with the charity over the past, more than, forty years.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who supports the work
of the Children’s Society and
Well done to Margaret for her years of service!
Margaret is still looking for someone to take over from her in the coming year. Please think about it and have a word with her if you are able to help in this way. Thank you.
THE KING’S CUPBOARD
Thank you to everyone who puts items of food in the box for the King’s Cupboard. It is a very worthwhile thing to do. The food is taken regularly to the food bank and really appreciated. There are leaflets available explaining more about the work that they are doing at the Foodbank and how people can get involved.
Occasionally someone has left a bag of food outside the vestry door which is presumably for the King’s Cupboard. However, many of the items have been past their use-by date and have had to be thrown away. Please could all food donated be in date and brought into the church or the Cantelupe Centre, and handed into the office, and not left outside. Thank you.
Gift Aid enables the Church to reclaim tax which has been paid on any gift to the Church. If you do not already take part in this please consider whether you can help in this way.
Trevor Beighton would like to thank everyone who has brought their used stamps and put them in the box in the church foyer over the past year. These are passed on to the Church Mission Society and help to fund their work. Please continue to support the CMS in this way over the coming year, and please remember to leave a good margin around the stamps. Many thanks.
THE CHURCH BOILER