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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. However, although there may have been a few doubts along the way we have reached our target! At the recent Circuit Meeting at Wesley Methodist Church, St John's Street, Chester, Superintendent Minister Rev'd Neil Stacey presented Cheshire Search and Rescue with a cheque for £10,589. The money will be used to buy new radios for the team helping to make them more efficient and to find people quicker.

Every church in the circuit has made a contribution to help us reach our target. 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.

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Concert at Caldy Valley
Today 7:30pm

Caldy Valley CH3 5PR — Caldy Valley
Saturday 19 January, 2019, 7 30pm.
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Tickets will be available from
Caldy Valley office 01244 318450.
They cost £7.50 each which includes
Light refreshments.
All welcome.

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Concert at Hoole
Tomorrow 3:00pm

Hoole Methodist Church CH2 3JG — Concerts at Hoole 2019
Charity Concert 3rd Sunday of each month at 3pm,
Sunday 20th January, when Graham Eccles (accompanist for the
Liverpool Phil. and formerly organist at Chester, St Asaph & Bangor Cathedrals) will be entertaining us with well-known pieces on the piano and organ.  The concert will last about 50 minutes and will be followed by refreshments.  Entry to the concerts will be by a suggested donation of £5 and will include refreshments.

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Music at Wesley
22nd January 2019 12:45pm

Wesley Church Centre CH1 1DA — MUSIC at WESLEY
Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts 12.45 — 1.35pm

Jan 22nd John Bush (Trumpet), Brian Heald (Piano)

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