Pentecost Challenge 2021 Update Thank you! This spring you have helped us raise funds and keep Holy Land children at their schools and support Christians in need. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and donors, we have raised £115,000. Many of our supporters have walked, cycled, run or swum the 84-mile pilgrimage route from Bethlehem to Nazareth. We have received so many messages of thanks, sincerely felt from the beneficiaries we have helped in the past year (like Jocelyn, pictured here graduating from high school) and we know the same families will be so grateful their children can continue with their education next year. Thank you for making such a great difference in these young lives! Teams who took part are:Austin house Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Caroline's Team Daly_Youghal_Division Fisher Team 1 Fr John and Oscar Freedom Bell JC Journeys Jersey Team Kenilworth Catenian Strollers Lichfield FHL Longridge Catenians MANDEM Mitchell Mission More House 1 Northfields Confirmation Group Official Tezza Olton Friary Parish of St John Vianney, Halewood Prescott plodders Princethorpe Benet Team 1 RAJJ Raven Squad Shetland Pilgrimage Sisters R Us SotonTeam St Alban & St Stephen Parish team St Patrick's School Kentish Town Team Toorawa The Brights The Great Gonzos The Hawley Clan The Holy Trio The Kelly Bunch The Octonauts The pack horse The Smith Sisters The world is red and black Three Musketeers Uxbridge Parish Weldbank Walkers Parishioners from St Alban and St Stephen Parish joined the Pentecost Challenge, and all eight members of the team completed the full 84km, with a few doing the return leg, too!Thanks to their efforts, they raised more than double their initial target of £1200. A group of supporters led by Fr. Ambrose Flavell have just completed a pilgrimage from the most southerly tip of Sumburgh Head to North Roe in the north of Shetland’s main island, a distance much the same as from Bethlehem to Nazareth. This long history of Christianity combined with the small, isolated communities of believers in Shetland has clear parallels to the remote Christian communities living within the Holy Land.Friends of the Holy Land in Jersey who have been fundraising for us for many years, took on the Pentecost Challenge with their characteristic “enthusiastic vigour” this year! Team Blessing walked, cycled, and even swam an impressive 412 miles raising over £13,900! If you would like to sponsor someone, you can find them on our Enthuse page A big thank you to all of you who have taken part in the Pentecost Challenge 2021, either individually or as a team.