SAT 16 APRIL – EASTER TRAIL – MELTHAM GREENWAY finishing at ST JAMES’, MELTHAM MILLS
Hello, please could we ask for some support with the Easter trail element of our Holy Week.
Below you can see an overview of the type of help we need and the duration of the event on Sat 16th April.
If you could find some time on the Saturday to help with one or more of these aspects, we would be delighted to see you! Please could you respond back to Mike or Debbie Still or Rev John and give an indication of how long you could spend with us and which element you could help with.
Be a welcomer. Talk with and help people
Make and serve refreshments
Give out easter eggs
Make a cake or cookies for the day – would you be able to provide some baked goods for us to give out during the day? If you are unable to come along and help but could find some time to do some baking that would be just as valuable and appreciated by those who have been walking the Easter trail!
The #Meltham Parish magazine for April is now available. Easter is such a hopeful time of the year, flowers are starting to grow and there is an increase in bird song and we can eventually start to put the clothes on the line more too. However it is not just about that, find out what it means to others and about the ‘Real Love at Easter event.
We have all been touched by the events in Ukraine, and the recent appeal showed just how much it has touched the hearts of Meltham. We have given an amazing £949.60 to Teams4U.
Thank you to all who have contributed helped with this issue especially Alison W, it really wouldn’t be the magazine it is without your input. All contributions are considered both big and small, so please do send them in.
The next deadline for the May magazine will be: Monday 18th April 2022 Please send them via: firstname.lastname@example.org or via the vicarage letterbox. (150 Huddersfield Rd, HD9 4AL)
UKRAINE APPEAL: Meltham Shoebox Team / T4U – Day 4
Early this morning, the van containing the donated supplies left Meltham and travelled to the T4U Head Office Distribution Centre in Wrexham.
Our donations will then be loaded on to a large articulated lorry, along with similar donations from other parts of Northern England and North Wales, and leave for Romania which borders Ukraine.
We received yet more donations, today, and we will be open tomorrow (Sat 12th March) and Monday 14th March at St James Church, Meltham Mills from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Donations can also be left at our Drop-Off Points in Meltham ie Morrisons, Co-op & the Crossroads Shop over the weekend.
The collection points in Morrisons and the Co-op will then be removed on Monday. A van will take all the remaining donations to Wrexham later this next week.
We want to say a huge “THANK YOU” to all those individuals, businesses and schools which together has resulted in such a brilliant amount of much-needed supplies going from Meltham and surrounding area to the displaced refugees from Ukraine.
So much has been achieved in just 4 days and it’s all thanks to you for responding so generously. THANK YOU.
Chris Dronsfield Communications Officer Meltham Shoebox Team & T4U.
UKRAINE APPEAL: Meltham Shoebox Team / T4U – Day 3
What a day this has been. Donations have continued to flood in and we never cease to be amazed, and so grateful, for the support that we have received. Jason McCartney, our MP, called in to see us and his support was also really appreciated.
This afternoon a large van, kindly provided by @TayTrans, left St James Church, Meltham Mills, fully loaded with supplies. It will take them to the T4U Charity Distribution Centre in Wrexham, tomorrow where they will then be loaded onto large articulated lorries and taken by road and sea to Romania and Moldova where thousands of Ukranian refugees are fleeing to.
So, it’s been a brilliantly busy day but our work is not over because we will be back at St James tomorrow to process the donated items that are continuing to flood in. We will be hiring at least one van, next week, to take further supplies to Wrexham.
Thank you to all those who have supported us this week.
Chris Dronsfield Communications Officer Meltham Shoebox Team
UKRAINE APPEAL: Meltham Shoebox Team – Day 2 has been absolutely amazing as we have received a huge amount of donated supplies from the people in Meltham and surrounding villages. The large van that will be taking them to the T4U warehouse/distribution point in Wrexham is going to be filled to the brim! In fact, because of the generosity of folks, we now anticipate that at least one further van trip to Wrexham will be required next week.
We are extremely short of male underwear and socks (all ages and new). As you read this post, if you are able to help us with this, then it would be wonderful.
Day 2 has certainly be a memorable day, we are really pleased with the response and are excited about what Day 3 will bring. We’ll be ready to face it after a good night’s sleep.
UKRAINE APPEAL: Meltham Shoebox Team – Day 1: We have had a wonderful start to our appeal and amazed at just how much has been donated already. We couldn’t fill the cartons without the great support that we receive from the people of Meltham and surrounding areas.
Thank you to Morrisons, the Co-op and the Crossroads Centre for acting as Drop-Off points in Meltham and to W.H Brown in Holmfirth.
Thank you to all those who have donated items which has made Day 1 such a brilliant start to the week. We are looking forward to Day 2 and all the donations that we anticipate will be brought to our Drop-Off Points.
PLEASE HELP US IN ORDER THAT, TOGETHER, WE CAN DO OUR BIT FROM MELTHAM TO HELP THE OVER 2 MILLION UKRAINIAN REFUGEES.