Category Archives: Charity Fundraising

Christian Aid Week: 13th-19th May

Christian Aid is a UK charity working to end poverty worldwide and tackle the injustices that keep people poor.  They work in 37 countries, with people of all faiths and none, to stand up for dignity, equality and justice.

Collectors Urgently Needed:

Last year we raised nearly £3,000 in house-to-house collecting through the generosity of local people.  This year a number of regular collectors have had to drop out and we urgently need new collectors.

Could you help?  For just a couple of hours of your time – you can make a big difference to this great cause. We need to recruit some more collectors so please speak to Rachel Rimmer, Tim or Will if you can help.

As part of our fundraising we also have two events:

Big Brekkie:

Our monthly parish breakfast on 6th May (held from 8.45am until the 9.30 Parish Communion service) will be a ‘Big Brekkie’ with all money going to support Christian Aid. Everyone is welcome but please let us know that you are planning on coming – either sign up in church or let us know by e-mail.

Find out more about Christian Aid ‘Big Brekies’ here

Coffee Morning:

Tim and Sophy will be hosting a Coffee Morning at 11 Blackhorse Lane on Wednesday 16th May from 10.30 am–12.30 pm.  All are welcome. Please come along.

Gospellers Raise £480 for Toilet Twinning

The Gospellers have smashed their fundraising target and ‘twinned’ 8 toilets at St Mary’s, helping those in desperate poverty to have access to a proper latrine, clean water and the information they need to be healthy.  Read more about Toilet Twinning on the charity’s website.

Using the Parable of the Talents as inspiration, the teenagers were each given £10 to take away and turn into profit in order to twin as many toilets as possible.

They have made the following video to explain how and why they raised the money:

Any further donations towards their fundraising efforts would be most welcome – thank you!

Charity Golf Day: Friday 18th May, Stocks Golf Club

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the first ever St Mary’s Charity Golf Day. This will be held at Stocks Golf Club, Albury, near Tring. Those of you who have played the course will know what a lovely setting and an excellent course it is. For those who’ve never played there, you are in for a treat!

The event includes breakfast and a two course dinner at the end of play. We will be playing in teams of four. You can enter your team(s), or come as a pair or an individual and we will put you into a team.

All the proceeds from the day will go to support Dementia UK – our church charity of the year for 2018.


Fourball team challenge – aggregate Stableford score. Various competitions during the day – nearest the pin, longest drive etc. and a touring refreshment buggy on the course during the day. Excellent raffe with a special auction after dinner.

Date and Time:

Friday 18th May 2018, arrive for registration and a breakfast bap at 8.30 am, short welcome and briefing at 9 am and a ‘shotgun’ tee-off at 9.30 am.


Stocks Golf Club, Albury, Near Tring, Her ordshire HP23 5RX


£75 per person – cheques payable to ‘St Mary’s PCC, Redbourn’ and sent to The Revd Will Gibbs, 49 Church End, Redbourn, AL3 7DU . Payment must be made in advance to secure the booking.

How to take part:

If you would like to join us, please RSVP by e-mailing Will at your earliest convenience. Places are strictly limited to 72 – first come, first served. Then download and print the booking form and send payment to complete the booking.

Click Here to download a booking Form

Cheques payable to ‘St Mary’s PCC, Redbourn’ please