Category Archives: Fundraising

Christmas Fair 2018

The Holy Trinity Church Bickerstaffe Christmas Fair took place on Saturday 24th November at Four Lane Ends Mission. The afternoon included: stalls, refreshments, fancy goods, raffle, cakes, Christmas goods, Starbuck’s Stall and more….

It took place on Saturday 24th November 2018 between 2-4pm at Four Lane Ends Mission, Skelmersdale Rd, Bickerstaffe Ormskirk Lancs L39 0EZ.

The afternoon raised £752. A big thank-you to everyone who attended and everyone who helped.

Skelmersdale Prize Brass Band 16th Nov 2018

Holy Trinity Church enjoyed a fantastic concert organised by the Skelmersdale Prize Brass Band.

The Skelmersdale Prize Band Concert was on Friday 16th November at 7:30pm it cost £10.

Together with the raffle the night raised £503 for church funds.

A big thank-you to the band and everyone who helped with the night.

Holy Trinity Church, Church Rd, Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk Lancs L39 0EB.

Visit:

https://www.skelmersdaleprizeband.org/ and http://www.holytrinitybickerstaffe.co.uk

 

 

Bickerstaffe Summer Fair and Civic Service.

On Saturday 14th June Holy Trinity Bickerstaffe’s Summer Fair took place on the Parish Field.

The afternoon included the Summer Fair was opened by Rev Martin Adams. Attractions included stalls such as the grand raffle, tombola, cake stall, plant stall, fancy goods, book stall , cake raffle, face paints, birds of prey, and more besides!

Raffle prizes included tickets for two Virgin Trains Standard return tickets, wine, a Booths Voucher, a Vintage Inns Voucher, a Derby Arms Voucher and more.

The afternoon raised £858.70  for church funds.

On Sunday 15th July it was the Civic Service and walk. The congregation and local dignitaries walked from Heyes Croft along Church Rd to Church. The Civic Service included the Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress of West Lancashire (Cllr Gaynor Owens and Bernie Green), Borough Councillor for Bickerstaffe (Paul Cotterill), Bickerstaffe School Headteacher (Mrs Maggie Teachen) and children, Bickerstaffe Parish Council Clerk Jackie Smith and Parish Cllr Brian Shufflebotham, representatives from the Brownies/ Guides , Bickerstaffe Mother’s Union , Bickerstaffe W.I , representatives of local charity Sporting Challenge and of course the church congregation itself.

The special service featuring the church choir was to acknowledge all the organisations and groups in Bickerstaffe and to thank them for what they do.

Then a group photograph was taken inside church followed by a whole community bring and share lunch. The church would like to thanks everyone who helped on both days.

Reverend Andrew Housley said: “The Summer Fair and the Civic Service were wonderful opportunities to gather as a community and celebrate all that makes Bickerstaffe a special place.”

 

Summer Fair 2018

The Summer Fair took place today on the Parish Field.

Thank you to everyone who helped and everyone who came.

The raffle raised £202.80, other totals to follow.

Thank you to everyone who gave a raffle prize.

Photos below some from other year’s.

 

 

Four Lane Ends Mission Car Park Stage 2 Project

“On behalf of the Mission Mgt Committee I would like to thank all our funders for their generous donations/funding awards. The now completed car park looks great.”

Edward McCarthy.

 

£200 from County Cllr Paul Greenall West Lancs East.

£400 from County Cllr Julie Gibson Skelmersdale West.

£500 West Lancs Borough Council Community Chest.

£500 The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund.

 

Sporting Challenge Tenth Year get involved !

 

Sporting Challenge based in West Lancashire is going to be ten years old this year. The charity will be having a tenth year anniversary celebration in the summer. Sporting Challenge is a family led charity started in 2008 operating in West Lancashire supporting people with learning disabilities, where all members of the board of Trustees are parents and carers themselves.

Sporting Challenge are asking West Lancashire residents and businesses for their help.

Activities Coordinator Edward McCarthy: “I would like to ask the generous residents and businesses of West Lancashire to make a donation to our charity in its tenth year. This will help us reach the next ten years. You could make a one off donation or sponsor one of our activities. Please email westlancsedward@btinternet.com or call 07971 299606.”

Edward adds: “I would like to thank everyone who has been involved over the ten years. The support staff, the parents and carers, the trustees, the committee members and members of the group itself who come to all our activities and have such a great time week in week out.”

Sporting Challenge organises sporting activities to encourage people with learning disabilities to keep fit and healthy. They organise activities which include: Aerobics, Bowling, Boccia, Kurling, Zumba/Dance, Swimming and other Fitness Activities. Last year the charity organised its first short break.

They currently support around 50 people in the West Lancashire area to access a variety of activities by providing transport to and from their homes and the appropriate sessional workers to support them whilst carrying out the activities. This number is set to grow over the years to come. Around a third of its members are aged 16-22.

For more details visit www.sporting-challenge.org.uk or call 07971 299606.