Parishioners staying for coffee at St. Pius after the 9.30 Mass yesterday were greeted with an array of seasonal cakes, thanks to Jo Aldridge and the ever-active Craft Group. The cakes sold like the proverbial hot ones and the magnificent sum of around £50 was raised for the local night shelter for the homeless, Number Five Project.
From the total of 19 nominations received this year, one charity has been selected in each of the categories, Local, National and International, for the collection which takes place on the weekend of 15th & 16th December.
Thanks to Anne Hoye for her report below on the festive gathering of the Lunching Ladies...
Thanks to Frances Allen for providing this update on Yara Eid's progress since August, when the Palestinian student gave a talk in Merrow. Below is a message of thanks from Yara to those who have supported her, and a short video shot on campus at Edinburgh University.