Saturday 30th November 10-2
At the United Reformed Church, Broxbourne EN10 7BQ
Gifts and Crafts
Home Baking & Preserves
Children’s Toys & Books
China & Glass
Plants, Books & more
Guest craft stalls:
cards, jewellery, ornaments, wooden sewn and knitted items, boxed frames and many more
Refreshments & Light Lunches
10% of proceeds will be donated to two charities:
Mission - To unlock the potential of highly disadvantaged children in The Gambia through sharing resources, knowledge and respect.
To work in partnership with the local communities to provide children with access to education, health care, clean water and nutrition.
To provide teachers and schools with resources and support to improve literacy, numeracy, life-skills and self-esteem.
To provide local projects to improve self-sufficiency.
Living and Dying Well
If you have a life-limiting illness, Isabel Hospice can care for you and your family.
All our care is free and can be provided in your home, at our Living Well community hubs or our In-Patient Unit. We work alongside other healthcare providers and aim to increase the number of people we help over the next five years. Most patients have cancer, however, we are caring for more people with other life-limiting conditions.
We rely heavily on donations from our community, as well as income from fundraising events and from our 18 shops. This year the Hospice must raise around £5 million so that we can continue to care for more people, earlier in their journey.
On Sunday 31st March we celebrated 50 years of our church building. Thank you to Martin Legg for taking the service and to Mary Bite for baking the celebration cake.
Elaine Batten came to talk to us about our local foodbank on 10th March. Elaine and Jeremy are passionate about the food bank, which started in 2012 at St James Church in Goffs Oak. Local churches and community groups work together towards stopping hunger in our local area.
The food bank is part of the Trussell Trust. The staff are All volunteers. They have got shopping to a fine art. Basic food parcels give food for breakfasts, lunches adn evening meals for 3-4 days. The foodbank is desperately short of food. There has been a big increase in the number of food parcels needed. Last year the average per week was 62 but the figure is well into the 70s so far this year. People needing food are issued food bank vouchers by a referral agency, which does the necessary checks. Customers are very varied. Local supermarkets donate fresh food (Marks and Spencer, Tesco community food, Warburtons Bakery, Greggs, Morrisons and Swithenbanks). Lidl donated a freezer. B3 Living donated an electric van. Jeremy collects food every day from variuous Tescos. Tesco weighs donations in its stores and converts 20% of the weight into a money donation. The food bank also welcomes toiletries and basic clothing for children and adults. The foodbank enabeles people the time to sort out thier problems. there is a delivery service for emergencies. there is a gluten free adn lactose free section. Baby bundles are available in partnership wih the national Childbirth Trust.
Our church collects food and money at our monthly communion services. Dionations can be brought at any time. There are receptacles in the upper room and in the downstairs kitchen.
Urgently needed food items include: UHT milk 1 litre, tinned fruit 400g, tea bags 80s, breakfast cereals and canned fish.
'The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.'
see the website Broxbourne.foodbank.org.uk
Mothers and Toddlers Group.
A place where pre-school children and their carers can come and find friendship and fun in a safe environment .....
Carers keep an eye on their children as they race around the hall on bikes, or jump on the trampoline, or play with smaller toys. There are things to make and do and refreshments too!
We meet in term-time on Wednesday afternoons, 1.30 to 3.00 and cost £1 per week per family.
No need to book a place, just turn up.
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