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Syria and Iraq Clothing Appeal
1-6pm, Friday October 20th; 10am-5pm, Saturday October 21st
Almost 26.8 million people in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon are in need of humanitarian assistance. These are people displaced from their homes by war and conflict. Many live in makeshift camps, or in abandoned buildings with little to keep them warm. Babies, children and vulnerable adults are dying each winter because they cannot keep warm.
As we have done in the past two years, Churches Together are arranging a clothing collection in partnership with Samara's Appeal.
We are asking for donations of:
All items must be clean and in excellent condition, without holes, tears, stains, and with working zips and buttons intact. Shoes and boots must be clean and polished. We are NOT looking for cast-offs.
(If these strictures seem draconian, it is because Samara's Appeal want all items to be gifts of love, not hand-me-downs, to show our concern and respect for those in need. Many of them were successful people, with homes, families and jobs, who have found themselves displaced and in need through no fault of their own.)
Donations should be brought to St James' Church Room (aka the Scout Hut) at the following times:
Donations are also invited towards the shipping costs: £5 is recommended for each filled banana box.
We also need help to staff the collection point: please contact Very Revd Derek Taylor (01937 918534, email) or Chris Bishop (01937 520424, email) if you are able to help, even if it's only for a short time.
Last year we collected 149 boxes - help us do better in 2017!
Churches Together Community Prayers
9.15am, Wednesday, November 4 in the Quiet Room at Wetherby Methodist Church, Bank Street
These monthly meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every month.
This is a great opportunity to meet with other Christians from around the town to pray for our community, and to enjoy a coffee and fellowship afterwards in the coffee lounge.