Many of our parishioners choose to raise money in a variety of different ways for different charities. The parish is fully supportive of everyone’s charitable efforts and while we can’t always publicise them in the printed newsletter, this page serves as an opportunity to share those fundraising efforts.
PRETTY IN PINK
Please sponsor Betty Freed raising money for Cancer research who turned her hair pink on 7th December..
It was my 85th birthday this month and, having lost my husband, father and brother to cancer and undergoing major and minor surgery myself, I thought about what I might do to raise some money for Cancer Research UK. I decided to raise some eyebrows by turning my hair PINK – so now I’m looking for sponsors because “together, we can beat it”!
RAISING FUNDS FOR ST ELIZABETH’S
Vicki Ingram is running the Virgin London Marathon 2018 in 9 weeks time and has to raise £1800. This money will go towards the continued work, facilities and activities organised at St Elizabeth’s for the residents who have epilepsy and varied learning disabilities to improve their quality of life and experiences.
Vicki is nearly half way but could really benefit from additional support and contributions. No donation is to small!!. If you are able to help please visit Vicki’s fundraising page on justgiving. Thank you very much!
PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES FOR THE SICK, DISABLED AND TERMINALLY ILL IN OUR PARISH
Next October 2018 we want to take 8 Sick, Disabled and terminally ill to Lourdes via Jumbulance in our parish. We need your help to achieve our £8,500 fundraising target. Every little helps. Please donate either via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/debbie-hourihan or text StJO50 £5 to 70070 to donate £5. By donating you can make a difference to people who need it, your money will help them achieve a trip of a lifetime. Many thanks for your support
SLEEP ROUGH SO OTHERS DON’T HAVE TO – Debbie the parish administrator took part in the YMCA Sleep easy on 24th March 2017
spending a night sleeping rough to increase awareness of the issue of youth homelessness and to raise funds to support the YMCA East Herts mission of enabling vulnerable young people to belong, contribute and thrive. If you would still like to sponsor her please see the online link or sponsor form at the back of the Church. Every donation, no matter how small really counts https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/debbiejackson . £900 raised . Thank you very much.
HERTS MIND NETWORK – Lucy and Abigail Jones ran the Cambourne 10k on 2 April 2017 in memory of Becky Jones RIP to raise much needed funds for MIND, the mental health charity. If you would still like to help sponsor them please see their just giving page or sponsor form at the back of St Josephs https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/A-JONES-SCRAMBLED-LEGS
Andrew McMillan – ran the London Marathon, raising over £400 for Rethink Mental Illness
I ran the London Marathon on Sunday 13th April, raising money for Rethink Mental Illness (which is the charity that my wife Lizzie works for). I covered over 370 miles in training since October. Rethink Mental Illness do great work to help those with severe mental health problems, as well as helping to raise awareness of mental health problems, and challenge the stigma associated with Mental Health.
St Joseph’s Catholic School : Fab 5 raised over £1,500 for St Joseph’s Primary School
A number of parents Lisa, Cheryl, Pete, Marc and Paul, aka the Fab Five, decided to do this to raise money for St Joseph’s Primary School…
They raised over £1500, but if you would like to donate – please go to: