Thank you for your support

Thank you to everyone who encouraged me to jump out of a plane two miles up (or 10,000 feet) for a tandem skydive in Oxfordshire last Saturday morning! I had moments when I thought this was possibly a very silly thing to do, but in the event so many of you were generous and gave me verbal and financial incentives to go ahead, that I did. It was glorious and fun and perfectly exhilarating and I would have gone straight back up for another jump if I could have. I think it’s what’s known as an adrenaline rush! The object was to raise money for St Petrock’s Church and for the Somerset Churches Trust which supports county churches and chapels to keep their buildings in good order for the community. To date, over £3000 has been raised which is an amazing achievement and thanks to all of you. I’m keeping the site open as there are still generous donors out there who are making contributions https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MarionJeffrey

Table Top 4th September

Thank you to everyone who supported the idea of an open air table top sale at Sunnyside a week on Saturday. Unfortunately we did not have enough confirmed tables booked, and then we had some unavoidable withdrawals, so with regret it is cancelled. We hope to make our villagers arts and crafts available for viewing and sale at the Christmas Coffee Morning to be held at St Petrock’s later in the year. Details will follow in due course. The PCC.

Sponsorship sought!

I appreciate we are being asked to support different charities all the time but this is one worthy of support if you are able. Our village church needs a lot of time, given freely by many, and money to keep it open and in good condition and available with facilities for use by the church community and equally the village community, if it is to stay as a valuable village resource as it has for more than 500 years. Usually Ride+Stride is a bike or walk connecting different churches but this is a different journey! Thank you – Marion Jeffrey

Thank You All!

Afternoon Party at Bougham and Garden Party at Waterside.

On behalf of the PCC I would like to thank everyone who helped make these two events a great success.  Thank you to everyone who cooked, helped set up and clear away at the venues, donated pork, rolls, salad, puddings, raffle prizes, scones and cakes, made up a quiz, gave donations of money as they could not attend and everyone who attended.  We could not have done it without you all.

We raised the magnificent total of £1005 at Bougham and £750 at Waterside.

This money will help us maintain the church and enable us to plan for future upgrades within the church and the churchyard.

Thank you once again.

Marion Moncrieff

Treasurer.