Your generous donations to the Food Bank have now been collected, these were very much appreciated.
Thank you to all who kindly donated to the Christmas Food Bank.
You can also donate online at Malmesbury & District Food Bank website.
There is now a charity collection box in the Church Porch for used postage stamps in aid of the National Eye Research Centre.
Please trim off any excess paper leaving about 1cm around the stamps.
If you have a large collection, please deliver to:
Saving the stamps on your mail costs nothing to benefit others.
See what they do: https://www.nercuk.org/used-stamps-for-charity
Hopefully, as a result of previous Grapevine articles and word of mouth, most parishioners will be aware of this village charity, but with new arrivals in the village this brief notice aims to maintain that awareness. The simple aim of the charity is to help members of our community who are in a position of need, hardship or distress.
Although trustees of the charity try to be aware of those who may qualify for such support, it could quite easily be the case that some hardship or distress may be unknown to them, and a request for assistance can be made directly by the affected person, or by a friend, neighbour or relative on their behalf.
Applications for support can be made whenever that need arises to :
Hannah Ludlow Charity
1 Cloatley Road
All verbal approaches or correspondence are treated in strictest confidence, and only open to the Chairman and trustees of the charity.
As a small charity the support that can be given is limited, but even a little financial gesture reinforces that fellow villagers do care, and it may help to make a difference in outlook for that person in need.
All welcome to the carol service in the churchyard on Sunday 13th December at 3pm.
Hurrah, we are allowed to sing but we do need to be socially distanced. There will be fire pits and candles on the main wall. A torch might be useful. The service should be about 30 minutes. Looking forward to seeing you.
Philip Carter, churchwarden