Circuit Project: Cheshire Search and Rescue June 2016 — December 2017
When the circuit project began, the target of £10,000 seemed a very long way away. As the money began to come in, the level of optimism began to rise. There may have been a few doubts along the way but the balance when this newsletter was being put together stood at a magnificent £10,589. There may even be more money to come in. We have reached our target!
Every church in the circuit has made a contribution big or small; some of the smaller churches having raised amounts much greater than their size would suggest.
The number of events used to raise money varied enormously. Collections were taken at circuit services and individual church events from Easter, through the summer via harvest to Christmas. Events involving food, as you might expect in any Methodist Church were considerable. There were several soup lunches, a safari supper, special meals and a large number of coffee mornings with all sorts of biscuits and cakes on offer.
There were quizzes, bring and buy sales, a treasure hunt, music events: choirs and concerts and instrumental performances plus an auction of promises held at Hoole last September which beat all expectations!
A huge 'well done' must be extended to everybody who has had anything to do with the raising of money for 'Cheshire Search and Rescue'. Whether a big or small amount was raised at your event, we extend our grateful thanks. It is all the more remarkable as most churches continue to raise money for many other charities as a matter of course throughout the year as well as for the Circuit Project.
Wesley Church Centre CH1 1DA — Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts
Mar 20th Chetham's School Of Music Brass Ensembles
Retiring Collection in aid of Wesley Church Centre
Tarvin MC CH3 8EE — Soup Lunch at Tarvin is the second and fourth Thursdays of the month
from September to May. There is no charge but donations are welcome. All profits go
to charity. This year they are to be split equally between Compassion: a charity through which we support the education of two children in Guatemala, Tarporley Hospital and the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.
Rowton Methodist Church CH3 7QW — Easter Coffee Morning at Rowton
Saturday 24th March 10am — 12pm
Various stalls, tea / coffee & hot cross buns
£2 — proceeds to church funds