Congratulations to Clare, Charlotte, Emma and Barbara who made Pudsey Bear cupcakes and sold them at the parish coffee morning
In August there were severe monsoons in Bangladesh resulting in very damaging floods after two weeks of continuous heavy rain.
We are launching our 12th annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal. The nationwide project is organised by the Rotary Club of Southampton and we have sent 5,000 boxes from this parish since 2000!
Money raised by our parish charity will go to help people like shrimp fisherman Pobitra and his new baby
On behalf of all the troops in Afganistan, may I thank you for your kindness to us in sending the parcels of books and sweets. It was very kind of you to consider everyone from the British forces serving abroad.
The International Refugee Trust has been in contact with an update on last year’s parish charity.
CAFOD’s Bangladesh Programme Officer, Paula Nyunt, has just returned from Kainmari and sent a progress report.
The Rotary Club has just sent us pictures of your shoeboxes being delivered to Tanzania and Montenegro this Christmas. 650 children had a truly happy Christmas after receiving one of your shoeboxes, stuffed with presents and treats.
The people of Kainmari invite you to learn more about their lives. Extend a hand of friendship and solidarity and hear from local people including Pobitra and Sabita as they work to care for their families and build a better life.
A short bicycle-rickshaw ride from busy Mongla town in southern Bangladesh is the village of Kainmari. Some of the money we raised will go to help families