Co-op Local Community Fund

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Welcome to the Co-op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund helps to support local projects that our members care about. Since its launch in 2017, Co-op members have raised £39 million pounds for over 12,000 local causes. We’re delighted that Sporting Challenge will now be able to access this funding opportunity.

How the fund works

Every time our members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on Co-op branded products and services helps fund community projects. Members can shop at any Co-op Group stores across the UK to raise money for your cause.

Members can choose which causes to support by signing into their membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. Your cause will be available for members to select until November 2019.

Your cause will receive two payments as part of the Local Community Fund. The first payment will be in June 2019 and the last payment in November 2019.

Your cause profile page

Every cause has a page on our membership website. This includes information about your cause and the project you want to complete. To encourage members to support your project, share the following link on social media:

Sporting Challenge:

https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/23966

The funds we receive are to help fund our sessions and next short break.

Your local stores

We ask colleagues in your community to help promote your involvement in the fund and support your cause for the next 12 months.

The stores in your community are:

  • Aughton –       Town Green Lane  Ormskirk           L39 6SF     Food
  • Ormskirk,       Wigan Road Ormskirk           L39 2AU     Food
  • Cookson Tyrer (Burscough)          Burscough       L40 5UU     Funeral Care
  • Ormskirk        Ormskirk        L39 2AU           Funeral Care
  • Plus Rainford, Skelmersdale, St Helens and more.

Visit: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/23966 and www.sporting-challenge.org.uk

 

Bickerstaffe Remembers November 2018

The Centenary of the end of the World War One was marked in Bickerstaffe by a range of events for the whole community.

Bickerstaffe Holy Trinity Church hosted an exhibition of art created by the children of Bickerstaffe School along with a Poppy Waterfall and Silent Soldiers to commemorate the Fallen. The North Aisle hosted a display of WW1 related local history – fascinating photographs, objects and information relating to Bickerstaffe and its soldiers, alongside a display featuring Lathom Park and the warhorses.

On Friday 9th November there was a WW1 themed concert in Church  featuring local choirs, individual singers and other wartime entertainment. The exhibition was open during the weekend. The service on Friday included Bickerstaffe Church Choir, Aughton St Michaels’ Choir, Bickerstaffe School Choir and input from other members of the congregation and local residents.

On Sunday 11th November the Church held its Remembrance Sunday Service. The Service led by the Rev Martin Adams started with the Parade from the Parish Field which included people from Bickerstaffe’s organisations and ex-service personnel. During the special service we joined London for the two minute silence at 11am. At the end the service the wreaths were layed at the Cenotaph.

Following the service the new Commemorative Bench was blessed. This bench is to mark the 100 year since the end of World War One. The bench was funded by Bickerstock. The bench is located near the cenotaph. Another commemorative bench is located on the Parish Field organised by Bickerstaffe Parish Council.

After that the community enjoyed refreshments and the exhibition.

A big thank-you to everyone who helped with the whole weekend: members of Holy Trinity Church, Bickerstaffe Parish Council, The Lathom Park Trust, Bickerstaffe C of E School, Bickerstaffe Brownies and Guides, Bickerstock and other local organisations and other members of the community.

Thank-you to everyone who helped and everyone’s photographs.

Photos below:

For more details visit:

Twitter:  @HolyTrinityBick or

www.holytrinitybickerstaffe.co.uk

http://www.bickerstaffe.lancsngfl.ac.uk/

 

Bickerstaffe Remembers

Bickerstaffe Remembers:
The centenary of the end of the World War One will be marked in Bickerstaffe by a range of events to which everyone is invited. Bickerstaffe Church will host an exhibition of art created by the children of Bickerstaffe School along with a Poppy Waterfall and Silent Soldiers to commemorate the Fallen. The North Aisle will host a display of WW1 related local history – fascinating photographs, objects and information relating to Bickerstaffe and its soldiers, alongside a display featuring Lathom Park and the warhorses. On Friday 9th November everyone is warmly invited to a WW1 themed concert in Church beginning at 7.30 featuring local choirs, individual singers and other wartime entertainment. The exhibition will be open on Friday evening during the concert and from 12 noon until 3pm on Saturday, 10th November. Refreshments will be available on both days. Entrance is free to the concert and exhibitions – donations to the poppy appeal will be welcome.

www.holytrinitybickerstaffe.co.uk

November Magazine

November magazine is now out.

Click below.

BickerMag Nov 18

Bickerstaffe News and Dates

  • 9th November Armistice Centenary event
  • 11th November Remembrance Sunday
  • 13th November Parochial Church Council
  • 16th November Skelmersdale Prize Band
  • 22nd November Parochial Church Council
  • 24th November Christmas Fayre
  • 27th January Songs of Praise

Special church services at 10.45am in 2018

11th November Remembrance Service

9th December Christingle Service

 

 

Centenary of the Ending of the First World War

To mark the 100 years since the end of the First World War a number of special events are taking place in Bickerstaffe.

There will be an exhibition at Holy Trinity Church Bickerstaffe open on Friday 9th November evening 7:30pm, Saturday 10th November 1-3pm and Sunday 11thNovember after the service.

The exhibition is the work of local residents and organisations. On Friday 9th November at 7:30pm there will be a special Concert to make the event. This will include sings, poetry and acts to mark the occasion. There will be drinks and nibbles.

 

On Sunday 11th November the church will hold its Remembrance Sunday service starting at 10:45am.

 

On Monday 12th November there will be the Bickerstaffe C of E School Remembrance Day event during the morning.

 

For further information please read the Church magazine or read the church and school website.

 

http://www.bickerstaffe.lancsngfl.ac.uk/

www.holytrinitybickerstaffe.co.uk

Hoky Trinity Church, Church Rd, Bickerstaffe Ormskirk Lancashire L39 0EB.

 

 

 

Harvest Thanksgiving Service 2018 and other news

Our Harvest service took place today (14th October. )

It was a lovely service. A big thank-you to everyone who helped make the church look nice.

Thank-you to the school choir and church choir too for their lovely singing.

On Monday morning at 9:15am (15th October) the School Harvest Service takes place in church. If anyone can help we need to take all the Harvest produce over to school.

School Communion is on Friday at 9:15an in church.