The Saturday preceding Christian Aid Week is traditionally the day of the Christian Aid Sponsored Walk in Leamington.This year Radford Road Church arranged its own walk and at 9am our intrepid walkers and Julia’s dog, Annabel, set out to walk laps of the Jephson Gardens.
We are so fortunate to have such wonderful gardens in the centre of our town and we all enjoyed the walk on a beautiful May morning. The sun shone, the birds sang, the trees looked magnificent and the company was great.
We enjoyed the Sensory Garden where one of our team rendered her version of ‘Twinkle, twinkle, little star’ on the xylophone and the friendly Park Ranger unlocked the garden created to replicate Sarah Horne’s display at Chelsea Flower Show, so that we were the first visitors of the day.
We admired the art work in the gardens, especially the new 2D metal display to commemorate the contribution William Louis de Normanville made to the town. He became the Borough Surveyor in Leamington in 1882 and the new display is in honour of his work in the town. Among his major achievements were the Adelaide Road Bridge, the restoration of the Pump Rooms and the Pump Room Gardens, the York Bridge and Promenade. His masterpiece was the Weir and the Suspension Bridge close to the Jephson Gardens.
We all enjoyed the morning walk and some were fortunate enough to see a heron catch a fish as they crossed the suspension bridge.
Some members completed more laps than others, but our aim was to raise money to help the world’s poor through the work of Christian Aid.
HOUSE TO HOUSE COLLECTION
During Christian Aid Week some of our church members took part
in the House to House collection for Christian Aid. Some collected individually whilst others went in a group. Radford Road Church has a huge area to cover and our collectors attempt to call at as many houses as possible. Many thanks to all those who knock on doors to collect money to help the poorest people in the world and to do God’s work by helping our neighbours wherever they may be.
During Christian Aid Week we raised:
£813.19 in the House to House Collection
£367.00 in the Sponsored Walk
£115.00 in Donations
Making a total of £1295.19 to help the world’s poor.
Thank you to all who helped to raise this money.