St Bride’s sets new fundraising record
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