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 Ladies Ascot/Aber day

was held in the Marquee at the back of the Oasis, 30 Ladies came along for an 'afternoon tea', wearing posh outfits and hats...

a good time was had by all and almost £200 was raised for  fuel for a school bus  in Rajhamundry, India

 

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS

Alot of itmes to be packed up into boxes and sent out to soldiers were collected

as well as moneytry donations - THANK YOU

we are at present trying to find out soldiers who we can send to......

and the rest of the money will be given to one of the designated troops support funds

 

Operation Christmas Child - Shoeboxes

 A big Thank you is sent to all those who have helped in the 2008 Shoebox appeal. 

On the 30th November 2008 - 384 filled shoeboxes left Abertridwr for destinations around the world. This is the 5th year that the Church has been involved in the Samaritans Purse event and each year we send more boxes.

Some members of the Church have already started collecting for 2009 Shoeboxes - if you would like to be involved in the future please let us know by sending a comment via our Contact Us page and we'll e-mail you details nearer the time.

 

 

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                    Walk for Water     Walk for Water     Walk for Water             

TURN ON THE TAP

TURN ON THE TAP is a campaign for safe accessible water for people in the developing world organised through Samaritans Purse. In 2007 Abertridwr Community Church raised over £800 for the Turn on the Tap appeal by asking it’s congregation, Sunday school and the village to simple place a few pennies in a bottle for 4 weeks every time they used water – washing dishes, filling a glass or flushing the toilet. In 2008 we took up the project challenge and  ‘went that extra mile’ – well 6 actually!

28 people young and old of all shapes and sizes and some in very strange outfits,  filled containers 1 pint to 5 gallons in the local brook and carried them from Abertridwr Square to Morrisons in Caerphilly town centre and back! all to raise awareness and money for the campaign. A group of more mature ladies from Senghenydd United Reform Church also sat on the steps of the church for 3 hours in support of the project.

Money raised from walking, filling bottles with change and kind donations from people in the village meant that in 2008 we were able not just to beat the figure raised the previous year but to more than double it! A total of £2,200 was finally collected and sent to Samaritans purse.

With the money raised we could provide 50 families with a life saving water filter – just think what we may be able to achieve in 2009!