The Christmas 10% Collection has had a great outcome and the three successful charities will soon receive cheques to enable them to further their activities.
The congregation voted for charities in each of the three categories and the winners were:
Local - Number 5 Project
National - Women at the Well
International - ShelterBox
The proceeds of the 10% Collection (parishioners' donations and Gift Aid), amounted to just over £5,800; this was 'topped-up' from the St. Pius Charity Fund to a grand total of £7,800, so that each of the three successful charities will receive £2,600 - a very satisfactory result!