Category Archives: Charity Fundraising

Thank You! Over £14,000 raised for our Charity of the Year

Congratulations!

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

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Sponsored ‘Cross Channel’ Swim

claire-gibbsClaire 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’.

Thank you. 

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR CLAIRE