What a fantastic effort on behalf of the whole Parish in response to this year’s Lenten Project – whether working behind the scenes, organising and managing events, donating time, talents and money – or coming along to experience our community working closely together.
Our bake sale today in partnership with Harris + Hoole St Margaret's raised a total of £216.65. What an achievement! Thanks to everyone involved: those who baked, those who gave their time and came along to help - and enjoy the goodies on offer, to all those who bought a slice of the delicious offerings, and those who were happy to just donate because they were on a diet! To the H + H staff for making their facilities available, and sharing some of their own baked offerings for our benefit. It was a really marvellous day. Thank you everyone. David Rose, Chairman.
Thank you so much on behalf of GETA to everyone for the wonderful support in making our raffle event today such a success, and especially H + H for hosting the event.
A total of £157.09 was raised made up of £122.00 from the raffle ticket sales, £18.00 donations on the day and £17.09 from the collecting buckets.
On behalf of GETA, a big thank you also to all those who bought tickets and gave such generous donations.
Dear kind supporters,
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David Rose, GETA Chairman successfully completed the half-marathon this morning. He found it tough going at times because of the strong headwind, but thankfully it was dry under foot and overhead as well - the sun broke through just after he crossed the finish line. David recorded his time as 2h 00m 23s.
On International Women's Day, GETA is proud of the impact that St Theresa's school is having on the lives of the young girls in rural Kibaale, Uganda. With continued support, the school will continue to empower more young girls on the path to a life of independence and further education. Thank you to all our supporters for making this possible. #IWD2017
Congratulations to Ingrid McKendry who wins the £10 Book Token for her entry in our recent competition. You can see her winning design below. Thank you to all the entrants, and look out for future opportunities to show off your creative skills. All of the cards have been sent to St Theresa’s School.
Congratulations again to Ingrid, and thank you everyone for your continuing support.
I came across this very interesting article in The Guardian from 2015 https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/apr/23/uganda-succes.... It describes the many reasons why children drop out of education at a young age. Some anecdotes describe: not having a school uniform, which can then prohibit access to school.
GETA is inviting all children from Year 1 up to Year 6 to design a Christmas card to send to St Theresa's School in Uganda. The card (in an unsealed envelope) should be a maximum of A5 size (210 x 148mm) when folded in half, and can have whatever illustration you like on the front and a greeting inside. There will be a £10 National Book Tokens spend card for the best design, so get creative.