During 2016 you have helped to raise over £14,000 for our Charity of the Year, Gaddesden Place Riding for the Disabled Association.
A cheque was presented to representatives of the charity at this morning’s service, and they announced that they will be using the funds to purchase a new tractor for use on the site. Their existing tractor is 20 years old and almost beyond repair and , so lets hope our gift will serve them for the next 20 years at least!
This will make a huge difference to the young people supported by this wonderful charity – thank you!
Fundraising events through the year have included:
- Harvest Supper
- Concert by Dagnall Community Choir
- Sponsorship of Claire Gibbs’ Cross Channel Swim
- ‘Give as you Live’ Online Shopping Initiative
- Carols & Beer at The Cricketers (2015)
- Donations from visitors to Redbourn in Bloom Open Gardens
- Town & Country Estate Agents Charity Valuation Scheme
- Cricketers Pub Quiz
- Plus many generous direct donations
Claire Gibbs, mum of two girls and a local primary school teacher in Luton, is married to Will – the Vicar of St Mary’s Church. She has always been a keen swimmer and dreamed of swimming the Channel. Now she has her chance. Without the uncertainties of tides and the dangers of shipping she will swim the equivalent distance in her local pool where she swims and trains daily.
On Monday 31 Oct (10 am to 10 pm) and Tuesday 1 Nov (6.15 am to 6.15 pm) at Sportspace, Hemel Hempstead, Claire will attempt to swim the distance of the English Channel – 21 miles or 33.8 kms or 1352 lengths of the pool.
Please sponsor her online at: www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/clairegibbs1 or via the sponsor forms at church.
All funds raised will be donated to Gaddesden Place Riding for the Disabled, our St Mary’s ‘Charity of the Year’.
A Harvest Supper will be held on Friday 30th September, 7.30pm for 8.00pm in the Transept, raising money for our Charity of the Year, Gaddesden Place Riding for the Disabled.
Tickets are £20, which include a 3 course dinner and 2 glasses of wine, plus a team quiz between courses.
Main course will feature gourmet pies from award-winning British pie makers ‘Pieminister’ – not to be missed!
To reserve a ticket, please click here to send us an e-mail with your name, contact telephone number, number of tickets required and your choice of pie filling for each guest, (first come, first served!) from:
- ‘Moo & Blue’ – British Beef Steak & Long Clawson Stilton
- ‘Heidi’ – Somerset Goat’s Cheese, Sweet Potato, Spinach & Red Onion