St Bride’s sets new fundrais­ing record

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews - Jonathan Ged­des

St Bride’s Parish Church set a new record while rais­ing money for Gam­bia.

An Au­gust ap­peal by the Church earned £3500 for Project Gam­bia: Peo­ple Feed­ing Peo­ple, who aim to help na­tives of the poverty-stricken coun­try.

Last week Ai­dan Curi­van and Re­becca Laf­ferty of Project Gam­bia vis­ited the church’s reg­u­lar Eat Up ini­tia­tive to say thanks to par­ish­ioners for their help and to re­veal that a plaque will be taken out to Gam­bia on their next visit to the coun­try, which will thank St Bride’s for their ef­forts.

In a let­ter to St Bride’s, Ai­dan and Re­becca wrote: “We are writ­ing this let­ter as a thank you fol­low­ing our re­cent ap­peal in St Bride’s on Au­gust 18 and 19.

“As a re­sult of this we were able to raise an amaz­ing to­tal of £3500. We are proud to say that this has been a record to­tal for a Project Gam­bia ap­peal and that these funds will help us sig­nif­i­cantly im­prove the lives of the pupils in St John’s School for the Deaf in West Africa.

“Through this sup­port we have re­ceived, we are now in the po­si­tion to be able to look for new ways in which we can sup­port this school, out­side of the feed­ing pro­gramme, school uni­forms and such.

“This is some­thing which we have pre­vi­ously never been in a po­si­tion to do. For this we are ex­tremely thank­ful.

“We also ap­pre­ci­ate the other things which we were able to take away from the week­end we spent in St Bride’s, such as the con­tin­ued prayers, sup­port and words of mo­ti­va­tion re­ceived from both your­self and your par­ish­ioners.

“As vol­un­teers this is ex­tremely hum­bling for us and I think we speak for all our vol­un­teers when we say how wel­come we were made to feel in the parish and how ea­ger we are to build upon this re­la­tion­ship in the years to come.”

These funds will help us sig­nif­i­cantly im­prove the lives of the pupils in West Africa

Grate­ful The char­ity thanked the church team

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