THE OUTREACH SINGERS
Saturday October 29th 2011
This well-known choir performed a concert at Radford Road Church at 7.30pm.
The concert was well supported and the evening’s proceeds went to C.O.R.D. This is an international organisation working to build lasting peace in partnership with people living and working in conflict, or post-conflict situations.
Radford Road Church’s Mission Project for 2010/11 has already raised £1000 for C.O.R.D. The Outreach Singers Concert raised a further £477 for this very worthwhile cause.The concert was greatly enjoyed by the audience.
Shoe boxes have been covered with Christmas wrapping paper and filled with an assortment of gifts suitable for a child overseas. We hope that they will brighten the lives of children who have little and let them know that there are those who care. The 25 boxes were dedicated at a service on November 6th 2011 before being sent to the Samaritan’s Purse organisation for shipping to those in need.
Ladies have been busily knitting gloves, scarves, hats and socks to give as Christmas presents to the homeless and vulnerable people who use the Night Shelter on our premises each Sunday and Wednesday nights. The gifts were dedicated at a service on November 6th and are to be wrapped in Christmas gift paper ready for distribution at Christmas to the clients who use the Night Shelter.
We have made 16 scarves, 27 hats, 34 pairs of gloves, 3 sets of scarves and gloves, 2 sets of scarves, hats and gloves, 4 pairs of socks and a pullover.
A group of ladies met together to wrap all the knitted gifts to give to the Night Shelter clients at a forthcoming Carol Service.
Our annual Craft Fair was held on Saturday September 8th at 11.00am. There was a variety of stalls including knitted goods, hand-crafted cards, wood turned goods, bird tables, cakes, bowls of hyacinth bulbs, garden produce and many other items which will make ideal gifts.
Delicious bacon baps, home-made soup and cream teas were available during the day.
There was a raffle and a tombola stall.
The Craft Fair raised the magnificent total of £1184.25