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    October 1st, 2019
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Hirwaun Sponsored Walk – 22/09/19

By: Irene Phillips

We were grateful that 14 enthusiastic walkers participated including 2 children.   It was not the best of days weather-wise as we set out from Hirwaun up Station road and on the scenic back road to Penderyn.  Unfortunately I experienced a fall on a slippery pavement in the morning outside Church and so walking uphill proved […]

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Fundraising with Soup & a Pudding at Merthyr – 26/09/19

By: Irene Phillips

Our friend Wendy opened up her home once again to raise money for the Jesus Generation Bible Centre in Romania.  To date we have raised £252 pounds but there are additional donations to come. I made a choice of Tomato, Vegetable and Basil, Leek and Potato or Parsnip and Apple soup which we served with […]

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Abergavenny Food Festival – 21/09/19-22/09/19

By: Irene Phillips

We are so grateful to the ladies of the Methodist Church in Abergavenny for raising money for projects in Romania through providing beautiful refreshments at their Church during the above festival.   We were one of the 3 charities they chose to support – a big Thank you. I was privileged to visit them on Saturday […]

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Brecon Presbyterian Church Coffee Morning – 19/09/19

By: Irene Phillips

Thanks to the support of our Church Members (present and absent) we raised a grand total of £412.  It was a joyous morning requiring a lot of planning.  We had beautiful savoury and sweet refreshments with our morning tea/coffee – thanks to the ladies of the church.  There were hand made cards and jewellery for […]

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    September 10th, 2019
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Car Boot Sale fundraising at Merthyr Tydfil

By: Irene Phillips

This summer to date we have raised £235.80 in car boot sales at Merthyr Tydfil.  Friends, Wendy and Christine have been helping me with all the packing, lifting & selling.  We have been blessed with good weather and still we have lots of items to sell.  We may yet fit in another sale before the […]

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Thanks to Carrina’s Shop in Beaufort

By: Irene Phillips

A huge Thank You to the 3 Carrina sisters for taking one of our Charity Boxes and raising a grand total of £30.70.  Thank you for believing in our vision and coming alongside us in support. 2 weeks ago my friends Wendy and Suzanne came along on the journey to collect the box and we […]

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    August 22nd, 2019
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Merthyr Sponsored Walk -17/08/19

By: Irene Phillips

Although we lacked walkers, Ema and I set out on a 5 mile trek around the Pontsticill Reservoir on Saturday, 17th August, 2019.  It was a beautiful day and the scenery was awesome.  We completed the walk with a coffee at the Mountain Railway Cafe.  If anyone wants to make a donation then please contact […]

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    July 9th, 2019
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Presentations at Abergavenny Methodist Church – 04/07/19 & 11/08/19

By: Irene Phillips

Abergavenny Methodist Church – Friendship Club  kindly invited me back  to speak about the Lord’s work in Romania.  I did a Power Point presentation of the Charity’s work but focused more on the Widows Mite Project.  Thanks to my friend Sherrille who came along for support.  We enjoyed a great day of fellowship with the […]

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Table Top Sale in Hirwaun Village Hall – 29/06/19

By: Irene Phillips

Thanks to the help of my friend, Wendy Pope and the use of hubby Wayne’s estate car  we raised £60 at a Table Top Sale at Hirwaun Village Hall.  It was a fun morning of getting to meet new acquaintances as well as catching up with old friends.  It would have been nice to see […]

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Brecon Sponsored Walk – 22/06/19

By: Irene Phillips

14 enthusiastic walkers (including 5 delightful children) set out from Harp Terrace Brecon for our 5 mile sponsored walk.  We proceeded along the picturesque banks of the river Usk before joining the canal tow path to the Brynich lock. where we enjoyed a packed lunch supplied by Irene.  It was a glorious day of sunshine […]

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