A grand total of 83 shoeboxes were taken today for onward transportation. This year they have gone to Romania. This massive total consisted of 46 boxes from our community and a further 37 via a member from Walmley Junior school. Our thanks to all who have contributed to make someone else Christmas just that little bit brighter.
Led by our very own Rev Farai Mapamula we met today to celebrate the achievements of our 13 collectors in raising £123.31. Our two new collectors Charlotte and Edie started their collection with a ribbon and their first badge. They will perhaps try to emulate our oldest collector who is stopping collecting this year after turning 16 and gaining a long standing service certificate and had two ribbons with thirteen badges on them. Afterwards we all met in the school room for our usual post service tea and coffees and Mavis met our youngest new collector present. Well done to them all.
Our Remembrance service today was lead by Derek and afterwards we had quite a large range of poppies to show including several scarfs.
A quieter start than normal but then it warmed up inside with the people if not outside with the first seasonal sharp morning weather. We raised £90 for the Soldier charity.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.