March 8, 2023
Conway RoadMethodist Church…having fun, raising awareness and collecting money for Trinity, all at the same time! We find out more about some of their latest 3 events to support Trinity Centre.
“Harmony” Afternoon Tea – in aid of the Trinity Centre
We sang together as “Harmony” for many years and have always kept in touch. That is: Alison, Angela, Carol, Catherine, Fran, Gill, Jenny, Sarah, & Val. Having read last month of the need to fund raise for Trinity, we decided that afternoon tea, with everyone bringing an item of food, would be a fun and easy way of having a ‘food’ event, without hassle.
Catherine provided the venue. Fran arrived with bunting and paper flowers, (which Carol spent the next hour making into decorations), tablecloth and cake stands plus homemade cakes, Gill brought 3 magnificent trays of various finger sandwiches, and Alison produced brioche with smoked salmon and cream cheese. The rest of us were less adventurous, calling on the aid of certain famous brands!! The result however was a mighty spread.
We had 100% attendance, plus Alys, brought along by Jenny. The sun shone so that some of us were even able to sit out in the garden.
Then, when the clearing up was done, we counted the donations that had been placed in a bag to find that we had raised £160. (Thanks also to Megan for her donation). All for having a great time which lasted over 3 hours. Highly recommended and something we might consider repeating, perhaps on a different theme?
Junior Church Sleepover
On Saturday the 4th February, 9 excited children and 4 brave parents stayed the night in Conway Road Methodist Church in aid of the Trinity Centre. Over the past few months the Junior Church of Conway Road Methodist have been studying what Methodism is, so when the call came out for fund raising ideas for the Trinity Centre it seemed a wonderful way to involve the children in the mission part of what being a Methodist meant.
A few weeks before the event, on a cleaning day, we had found a snooker table and table tennis table in one of the many cupboards. These were dusted down and missing parts replaced. In addition, we borrowed a table football. The children loved playing on these and commented on how they were never bored, not for a minute. They helped us cook a sausage hot pot with mash potato, followed by a date pudding with toffee sauce. Deacon Laura joined us for dinner and afterwards we played parachute games. When we had laid out our beds in the ‘New Room’ we amazed ourselves at how easy it was to project a film (Disneys’ new movie: Strange World) onto the wall, which we all snuggled down to watch. There was a bedtime story and everyone settled by10.30pm. In the morning one by one the children woke and sneaked out into the Sanctuary to join others playing the card game Uno and I suspect ate the midnight sweets that they had intended on eating a few hours earlier, if sleep had not got the better of them. Breakfast was kindly cooked for us and some of our lovely congregation joined us for cereals, yogurts and bacon sandwiches.
It is a night the children (&adults) will remember forever. One 11 year old commented “It was the best sleepover I have ever been to!” We are also delighted to announce that we raised £500 for the Trinity Centre! Thank you to all those who helped and who sponsored the children.
Trinity Centre Fundraiser – ‘Eat out with friends!’
Twenty-five of us enjoyed Shelagh Cannell’s New Year Sunday dinner and it was a resounding success. A really delicious roast dinner followed by apple pie and cream.
The idea was that those enjoying the food should pay what they would expect to pay for such a lovely dinner out – and we raised £400 - a fabulous total.
Many thanks to Shelagh for all her hard work!
Thanks to all at Conway Methodist Church for their hard work, and creative ideas on how to raise money for Trinity Centre! If you'd like to raise money for us - please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02921 321120