Looking Back

A hectic Summer with all the upheaval of replacing the Church Hall Floor was swiftly followed by our Harvest Festival. This was not only an opportunity to give thanks for all God’s blessings to us but also to express that thanksgiving by raising much needed funds for two local charities; we raised over £900 and have been able to make donations of £425 to both ’The Vine’ and ‘Step by Step’, organisations that work really hard to help local people. Thank you also to Alderwood Infant School for inviting me to your Harvest celebrations; five Assemblies in one day! All your food gifts were passed on to ‘The Vine’ and will be used to help with the provision of daily lunches and food parcels. October’s Coffee Morning in aid of the U.N.I.C.E.F Appeal for the starving children in Yemen, raised £83, to which we added the remaining Harvest money and so donated £134.50. As usual our November Coffee morning was given to Ticehurst Residential Home, to go towards their Christmas festivities.