Nearly New Sale 18-19 Oct 2013

The Social & Projects Committee are organizing a Nearly New Sale in the Church Games’ Hall on Friday and Saturday the 18th and 19th October. Entry will cost £1.00 which includes the cost of tea or coffee with biscuits.

Setting up for the Sale will take place on 16 & 17 October, and items for the sale can be accepted at the church halls from the 14th. If you require uplift of items, or if you can lend a hand, please contact Jim FitzSimons or the Church Office for more details.

In the past our Nearly New Sales have been very popular in the town and local community. They have proved to be excellent fund-raising activities, and the Committee are hoping for good support again this year.

Anyone who would like to offer assistance please speak to Jim or any member of the Social & Projects Committee.

Money raised from the sale this year will go towards the Church Tower Repair Fund.

Launch of The Steeple Fund

Riverside SteepleThe Interim Moderator, Eleanor McMahon, is writing to all members making them aware of the urgent repairs required to our historic, listed 1811 building’s Steeple and Clock Tower.  The Congregational Board have decided to launch a special Steeple Fund to try to raise the required £10,000 cost of this work.

Social & Projects have started the fundraising off by organising the Nearly New sale on 18-19 October 2013, with all the proceeds going directly to the Steeple Fund.

We are also appealing to all members, groups and organisations to consider how they could help.  We are very aware that many households face financial challenges at this time, and therefore we are suggesting a range of help you could consider:

  • You could make a donation to the fund.  Your contribution would go directly to the Steeple Fund, and not our general fund.  Further, if you are a taxpayer then your donation can be “gift aided”.
  • You could organise a fund raising event, perhaps by doing a sponsored event or a coffee morning.
  • You may also like to help out at the Nearly New Sale.  We need both goods to sell, people to help and to bring friends along to the event.  Help is also needed to uplift goods

Please know, we continue to be grateful to all those who give on a week by week basis, through which the financial security of our congregation is achieved.