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This year we have been able to support the Children’s Society, the Sick Children’s Trust and Harlow Food Bank. Thank you to everyone who has helped and donated towards our events and these fantastic charities - please use the links to find out more about them - your continued support is invaluable.
We have a weekly donation of non-perishable items to Harlow Food Bank with a collection box at the back of the church should you wish to donate. On their website they advise urgent items are: Tinned Tomatoes, Juice (long life), Squash, Sponge Pudding, Instant Mash, Rice Pudding, Milk (long life), Toilet Rolls
Thank you to everyone involved in producing and attending Charity Concert in the Forest with music, monologues and more. £1,095 was raised for this worthy charity. Well done
The PCC and church would like to thank Mary Mason for organising this Flower Festival.
Our gratitude goes to the members of the following flower arranging societies/clubs who have given their time and talent so generously to bring Mary's vision to fruition: Leyton and Wanstead, Cuffley, Chigwell, Harlow, Bushill Park, Woodford, Enfield, Waltham Abbey, The flower arranging ladies of The Church of Holy Innocents and also the the pupils and staff of High Beech (CofE) Primary School.
The beautiful displays and refreshments enabled us to raise just under £2,000 which is a marvellous achievement. Well done and thank you for all the hard work and support.
Thank you everyone who helped us celebrate St Patrick's Day, espeically Laura Stavrou who cut out over a hundred shamrocks to decorate the Village Hall and who made delicious cakes for our third course.
Adam Scott who produced a very tasty Irish Stew and a lentil Shephers Pie for the veggie people
Ruth and her friends for providing the music for dancing
Eliot and Rowan Scott who helped with the washing up and last and most importantly Sheila Green dressed in a beautiful green tabartd who set the scene for our evening with grace and then told two Irish tales and closed our evening with a blessing.
The evening raised £340 for church funds
There are collection boxes in church in which you can save your small change and which please bring back to the church on the Easter weekend. Many thanks
We are most grateful to Stephen and Katherine Fellowes for organising our informal carol service which raised over £300 for our Christmas Charity Mesothelioma UK. With the help of their friends Doreen, Nick and Douglas we really raised the roof with our singing supported by David Bird on the organ.
Over 100 boxes were made and delivered by our church to help make Christmas for some children a little more special. Thank you for all your support each box really does make a difference.
Thank you for all the produce we have been able to give to the Waltham Abbey Food Bank. The Trussell Trust runs a network of over 400 food banks, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis across the UK, where thirteen million people live below the poverty line. In the last year it gave 1,109,309 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.
The Food banks work with referral agencies to issue food vouchers to those in need of emergency food in times of crisis and provides a minimum of three days' nutritionally balanced, tinned and dried food donated by the local community. Whilst the food parcel is being prepared, the recipient is offered a warm drink and a biscuit and an informal chat to see if further support can be offered.
During Lent 2016 we raised £192.69 for Water Aid.
We raised over £480 during our Christingle Service.
We raised over £1000 in loving memory of our friend Jakki Abbott whilst Carol Singing at various venues over Christmas.