Car Wash!

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On Saturday, 19th May – while the rest of the world was watching the Royal Wedding – a group of 10 young people, ably assisted by some of their parents, undertook a fund-raising car wash outside the front of the church.

In brilliant spring sunshine, and with military efficiency, they worked extremely hard to polish and preen, inside and out, a stream of cars for 5 hours.

While their cars were washed, the owners consumed home-made cakes, tea, coffee etc, before being re-introduced to their cars, now in near showroom condition – and in some cases that was quite a challenge!

All customers went away pleased and impressed, and donated generously . Thanks to all who made donations and to those who worked so hard.

The young people are raising funds towards the cost of going on summer camps and in total hope to raise £1500. So all donations are welcome, and watch this space to hear about future fund-raising events.

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Tour de Park

image1Admittedly not quite Chris Froome and the Tour de France, but to help raise funds towards the cost of going on summer ventures, 8 young people from St. Stephen’s, supported by friends and parents, cycled over 100 miles around Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park to raise sponsorship of over £500.

The Ventures are organised by CPAS. This summer there are 86 ‘camps’ providing exciting, fun-filled holidays for over 3000 young people aged 8 to 18 but also encouraging them to become and live as followers of Jesus Christ.

Twelve young people from St. Stephen’s have enjoyed joining Ventures in Dorset, Somerset and Suffolk. Tiffany Robsion, our Children’s and Youth Work Co-ordinator also joined the group who went to Dorset as a Venture leader for the first-time. They all had a fantastic time and can’t wait to go back again next year.

Massive thanks to everyone who generously sponsored our super cyclists.

Working at the Car Wash

Car Wash 2016-1On Saturday, 30th April, a group of 14 young people, ably assisted by some of their parents, undertook a fund-raising car wash outside the front of the church.

In brilliant spring sunshine, and with military efficiency, they worked extremely hard to polish and preen, inside and out, a never ending stream of cars for 5 hours. While their cars were washed, the owners consumed home-made cakes, tea, coffee etc, before being re-introduced to their cars, now in near showroom condition – and in some cases that was quite a challenge!

All customers went away pleased and impressed, and generously donated over £500. Thank you to all who donated and to those who worked so hard.

The young people are raising funds towards the cost of their summer camps and in total hope to raise £2000. So all donations are welcome, and watch this space to hear about future fund-raising events.