Fylde Foodbank June Newsletter

Fylde Foodbank Volunteers Coronavirus Newsletter May 2020 Latest instalment of our Newsletter for volunteers. As the pandemic continues, a few volunteers in the over 70’s age group have asked when they can return to their volunteering duties as some restrictions are lifted.There is to be a Trustee meeting at the end of this month and […]

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Fylde Foodbank May Newsletter

Fylde Foodbank Volunteers Coronavirus Newsletter May 2020 It seems many volunteers have appreciated keeping up to date with news from the foodbank so here is the next instalment. Today the Trussell Trust announced the latest figures from foodbanks during the last two weeks of March. Foodbanks in the network reported their busiest ever fortnight, with […]

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The Real Advent Calendar

Each year, White Church member Janet Sherwood coordinates the purchase and distribution of the Meaningful Chocolate Company Real Advent Calendar. It is the only Fairtrade chocolate Advent calendar which includes a book for children which tells of the real meaning of Christmas. This time, over 200 calendars were sold by Janet at the White Church […]

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Walk for Africa

The annual ‘Walk for Africa’, organised by the White Church Outreach group, took place on Saturday 19th October. This is a fundraiser to support the Stuart Gay Memorial School in The Gambia. Eleven sponsored walkers, and three dogs, walked from the White Church to Lytham Hall and back and then enjoyed a lunch of soup […]

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Support for Local Charities

For many years the White Church has raised money, by a variety of means, to support, different local charities. For the year 2018 the congregation’s chosen local charity was Face to Face, an organisation providing meals and practical assistance to local Homeless people to move back into housing. A donation of £750 was handed to […]

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World Leprosy Sunday

Linda Lunn took over the role of collecting for the Leprosy Mission at the White Church, from Hilary McGregor who died last year. Donations of cash in collection boxes and donations of used postage stamps are now passed on to the Leprosy Mission by Linda. An annual focus for support of the Leprosy Mission is […]

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Walk for Africa 2018 – Update

Walk for Africa 13th October 2018 – the walkers gather at the White Church   When preaching recently at the White Church, Stuart Gay updated the Congregation on the Nemu Genku School in Gambia, which  we, along with other Churches, support financially. The Walk for Africa is an annual event, organised by the White Church […]

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Refugee Visit

The White Church hosted a visit by refugees and asylum-seekers on Monday 23rd July, when a group journeyed from Darwen, in very distinctive transport, for a day out at the seaside. The visit had been arranged by Darwen Asylum-seekers and Refugee Enterprise (DARE), who operate a drop-in centre at the Central United Reformed Church, Darwen. […]

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Christian Aid Week Report

Janet Sherwood, treasurer for Christian Aid at the White Church, has reported on the results for Christian Aid Week and described them as “an amazing effort by everyone at the White Church.” £1,432.26 was raised from door-to-door collections, Christian Aid boxes raised another £112.60 and £219.90 was raised from pew collections making a magnificent total […]

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