Oh what fun we had (whilst doing a lot of good)
Almost fifty people from St Andrew’s gathered last Friday night in the church hall to exercise their minds in the Christian Aid Quiz. It was a hotly fought contest amongst 6 teams with one of the teams from the Wednesday Morning Life Group taking home the trophy at the end of the evening. Together we raised almost £1,000 to support the world’s poorest people, millions of whom are likely to face extreme hunger over the coming months. We all gave and we all prayed; and if anyone wants to take action then please sign up to the Christian Aid Loss and Damage campaign.
Meanwhile, Mark is getting on his bike again. He writes:
“I’m planning on doing a bit of cycling in May to raise money for Christian Aid, with three days in the Peak District on the mountain bike riding 70 miles in the hills and climbing 11,000 feet (2 ½ times Ben Nevis). Then I’m on the road visiting 10 cathedrals in the north of England from Newcastle to York to Sheffield and then to Derby, covering 300 miles and 11,000 feet of climbing. I’m finishing off with 102 miles around Essex with a further 3,600 feet of climbing.
In all I’m aiming to cover 80% of the distance from Land’s End to John o’ Groats and to have climbed Ben Nevis almost six times. Any support you can give to the world’s poorest people will be much appreciated. I’ll be updating you on my journey on Facebook and on my Just Giving page. If you would like to make a donation, please go to my Just Giving page and don’t forget to tick the gift aid box if appropriate. Thank you for any support you can give.”