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Last updated: 23 June 2017    10:48 PM

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Chepstow Foodbank - update..… January 2017

Donations of food in December were amazing, and 213 people benefited from this generosity. Our distribution centres at The Bridge Church and Baptist Church are at full capacity foodwise, but there is still plenty of need for toiletries, please. If you would like to find out more about the work of the Foodbank, speak to me, visit the website at www.chepstow.foodbank.org.uk or contact Sarah Coleman (Chepstow Foodbank Project Manager) on 07931 911869. Thank you , Hilary Collins

Items currently required include toilet rolls, washing powder and washing up liquid. Food-wise, we need tinned tomatoes, tinned vegetables and fruit juice. Many thanks for your ongoing support. Hilary Collins

Contact  Sarah Coleman via one of the following: 07931 911869 or chepstowfoodbank@gmail.com  

Check the website for the latest newsletter and what is currently needed:  www.chepstow.foodbank.org.uk

Shoeboxes - I know we’re not even halfway through this year yet, but we have been thinking about our support of putting together Shoeboxes at Christmas. For a number of reasons we are looking to support a different organisation this year, and have chosen ’Link to Hope’ whose aim is to combat poverty and give humanitarian aid to the poorest and most vulnerable in Eastern Europe - Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine. The main difference is that now we will asking people to fill shoeboxes for a Family - not just a child - and for the Elderly. More information will be provided over the coming months but, if you would like to find out more information in the meantime, visit their website at www.linktohope.co.uk/shoebox-appeal-2017. Also watch the short video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJBVoxv-d-A&feature=youtu.be which shows where the shoeboxes are delivered and the impact they have. If you have any questions, please ask. Looking forward to your support again this year. Hilary & Russell Collins

Food Co-Op - Friday mornings, 10.30 - 11.30 am. £3 for 5 items or more of good quality vegetables, fruit, salad or stir-fry, all sourced where possible within 50 miles, with less packaging. For more information contact Pauline 01291 625896 or Paul 07976926591

Fair Trade Fundraising

GIVE A CAR  If you have an old car that you no longer need, why not put it to good use?  Giveacar will collect if from you and either sell it at auction or scrap it, then give the proceeds to Traidcraft Exchange.  You'll be helping some of the world's poorest families escape poverty forever.  To find out more, call Giveacar on 0207 736 4242  or  www.giveacar.co.uk
Old Jewellery - I am starting another box of old jewellery if you have anything broken or out of date that you no longer want, do give it to me and I will send it off.  I have already sent 5 packages.  Many thanks Cynthia Giles.

If you would like to read a Bible passage in a Sunday morning service, please let Ces Jones know and whether it will be at a 9.00 or 10.30 service. Email at ces@chepstowmethodist.org.uk    Thank you.


Diary Dates

Sunday 25th June - 6.00 pm - Bathurst Park, Lydney - Songs of Praise. Bring your deckchairs and picnic.

Monday 26th June - 1.30 pm - Forest of Dean Crematorium - the funeral of Mrs Meri Luce of St Arvans (mother of Francesca).

Tuesday 27th June – 7.00pm - LC17 -in Church - experience a flavour of London May 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall with an opportunity to hear some of the amazing speakers on video. Four of us went from CMC; it was a fantastic time; you couldn't all come but we have brought some of it back to you here in Chepstow; do join us for what will be an inspiring & uplifting evening with cake & drinks to nurture your inner selves. Please sign the sheet in The Beacon or let Debbie Cairns know if you are coming to help with catering.

Friday 30th June - Sunday 2nd July - Boys Brigade's summer camp. Please could we request donations of apple and fruit pies/crumbles and sponges/cakes/ biscuits. If you are able to supply any of these then please contact Lisa Abbott ( 07715 161582) or paul.abbott33@sky.com. Thanking you in anticipation.

Saturday 1st July - 3.00 - 5.30pm - Messy Church - Come along and bring your family for an afternoon of games, crafts, celebration and share in our supper! All are welcome so please pass on the invite to your neighbours and friends. If you would like to help in preparation or on the day then just let me know; your help would be most welcome. Angela Horder 07843788534

Sunday 2nd July - Monmouth Aquathon - Rev Andrew Webster and a few friends are raising money again for our friends in Zambia and Kenya. They are endeavouring to swim 1km and run 12km and are asking you, if you are able, to SHOP from our retail therapy list. You can donate online through the Just Giving page on the web OR sign the notice which is on the board in the Beacon cafe. More information is included on that notice. If you are able to come along to Monmouth to support them in their venture please do. This is an early morning event usually around a nine o'clock start. Thank you for your support once more. Julie Jones.

Saturday 8th July - 9.00am – Men’s Breakfast – all men welcome for a good old Full English breakfast and good fellowship. Please let Tony Williams (625555) know if you are going.