Wyre Forest Fundraising
Picture includes left to right: Gail Brown, Maureen Brewer, John O’Brien, Helen Golding, Marie O’Brien, Stephen Brown, Anne Quinn and Jim Quinn. Group members involved in fundraising organisation but unable to attend the Lichfield carol service included Jenny Wilcox and David Mills.
A cheque for £1,600 was passed to FHL Chairman Jim Quinn after December’s Lichfield carol service. This was the latest in a number of fundraising donations made by Worcestershire’s Wyre Forest Group, taking their 2018 total to a hugely impressive £5,251.
The money was raised principally from three events; a ‘Pie and Mash’ lunch at St Ambrose's Church in Kidderminster, a Wine Tasting in Bewdley and a Fashion Show in Stourport on Severn at fashion retailer ‘M&Co’ - other groups may be interested to know that ‘M&Co’ offer their stores nationally for charity fundraising events. Additionally, the Group raised money via the sale of Christmas cards and olive wood gift items, as well as by donations made through crib collections across the area.
I am very proud of what the Wyre Forest Group has achieved over the past 12 months. We’ve been busy but we’ve also had a great deal of fun fundraising in support of our Christian family living in the Holy Land.Stephen Brown Chair of the FHL's Wyre Forest Group
Since 2009, when the Wrye Forest Group formed, they have raised over £55,417 to assist FHL’s work supporting Christians in the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan. Trustee Vice Chairman Peter Rand said,
On behalf of FHL I would like to thank the Wyre Forest for their dedication and commitment in support of our Christian brothers and sisters in the Holy Land. It is good to see the huge sums they have raised and to know there has also been a considerable amount of camaraderie and enjoyment as a result of all their wonderful fundraising activities.”
If any other group would like to know more about selling olive wood items to raise money and awareness for FHL, or to start up a crib collection scheme please contact the office on 01926 512980 or email office@friendsofthe holyland.org.uk
To find out more contact the FHL office on 01926 512980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org