On behalf of St Thomas Church Neil Henery will be running the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon (his first ever long distance run!) on October 12th to raise money for the Street Child charity. Neil is hoping to raise £1,000 (which will be doubled thanks to government matched funding) towards the building of a new school in a rural area of either Sierra Leone or Liberia. This school will be linked to St Thomas Church and we will also be able to name it. The church has already funded the building of one school so we will have two in total. If fundraising goes well, we would like to be able to raise a further £1,000 towards Street Child's current Ebola Appeal to provide vulnerable families with the basic services they need to protect themselves against the tragic effects of the Ebola virus. Just £30 pounds will provide an Ebola Kit with chlorinated water and soap that could help keep up to 200 people safe for around a week. For more information about the charity, please visit Street Child’s website.
Every sponsor, however small, will make a great difference. You can either use the sponsor form which you can find at the back of the church or donate via Neil's JustGiving page.
To further help Neil reach his fundraising target there will be a fun quiz taking place on Saturday October 18th at 7.30 p.m at Cringleford Primary School. Teams of 4-6 can enter and individuals can be placed in teams if required. This is a great opportunity to invite along friends and family and get to know other people at the church. The cost per person is £7.50 which will include a full meal – baked potato with chilli or curry, plus salad, and a range of desserts. If you are interested in coming along, please start getting a team together and complete the sign-up sheet at the back of the church or email Neil with details using the form below.
Thank you for your support.
In 2010, Street Child launched a rural schools programme supporting 5 communities in the remote chiefdom of Tambakha. The project focuses on ‘first ever schools’ for some of the most remote parts West Africa, where children generally miss out on the opportunity to gain even the most basic literacy and numeracy skills.