Tuesday, 11 December 2018
CHILDRENS SOCIETY BOX COLLECTION RESULT
Once again the Children’s Society box holders have been very generous, the total sum collected was £1,051 which was a little above last year’s record. This was a combined effort between the three parishes of Feniton Payhembury and Escot aided by a few people in outside parishes.
All the money we collected is sent to the society towards helping vulnerable children and young people. Through the Societies network of services all over the country they are there for children when they feel they have no one they can turn to for help. Last year alone they helped 13,000 while their campaigning brought changes to more than 3 million.
I cannot thank the box holders enough for their generosity and should anyone who is not a box holder wish to have a box in which to put odd change because every little helps please contact me.
With much gratitude,
Sheila Lanning 01404 850699
Posted by Christine Gibbins at 09:45
184 CHRISTMAS SHOE BOXES!
This year the parishes of Escot, Feniton and Payhembury and Feniton WI joined forces and sent 184 Christmas shoe boxes to a Registered Charity called Christian Response to Eastern Europe who sent our boxes to Moldova. This is Europe’s poorest country and the situation out there is really dreadful. This was brought home to us when Mr Hugh Scudder came to a Coffee Morning and showed slides and a video of the conditions under which some families lived. I doubt if any of the people at that event were not moved by the plight of some families
All who work for the charity are volunteers, no-one is paid. They have no offices or rented premises. They borrow all they can, rather than renting or hiring, all this means the money saved can be spent on those they seek to help.
Posted by Christine Gibbins at 09:42