Some years we have struggled with the damp and cold. This year it was red-hot ….. at least in Sheffield. And our faithful supporters were, as always, up to the challenge.
Our North wales event has been going for about half the time of the Sheffield event but, in terms of income, it is closing in fast on ‘big brother’. Our supporters that covered the 5k in Wrexham have so far raise £970. If only another form would arrive with thirty quid!
In Sheffield, on probably the hottest fun run of the last 10 years, our Patron Dan walker was amongst the runners who raised £2600. Special mention to the X-Cel team who, as you can see form our picture, turned out in strength.
We would like to thank our Patron, Dan Walker, for hosting An Evening of success with Jessica Ennis last November at Sheffield City Hall. It was a resounding success much acclaimed by all who attended. We would also like to say a huge THANK YOU to all who supported the event – you have made each charity over £7,000 the richer or in TASTE reckoning 2 community boreholes richer.
The drilling team completed two boreholes this week. This time we only had to drill and cap the bore and so it was a quick job that brought some much needed income.
After 5 years on Nursery Street, our friends at Hillsborough Baptist Church have offered us a new home. We are so grateful for their generosity which goes along with the care and prayers that they have blessed us with for many years.
Our new contact details are:
15 Hawthorne Road
Sheffield S6 4LG
Tel: 07737 413 772
I’m not sure how many people celebrated Andy Murray’s Wimbledon final appearance last night. One thing is certain, a few ‘sickies’ will have been taken today! But spare a thought for our guys who are trying to drill boreholes in Jos.
On Saturday, fresh violence broke out in Plateau State. The scene of the violence was nine villages in Barikin Ladi Local Government Area. In the last couple of years, our drilling team has completed a number of boreholes around Barikin Ladi.
Gunmen, who also made use of explosives, reportedly attacked the villages in the early hours of Saturday. The suspicion is that a Fulani group carried out the attacks in retaliation for the arrest of Fulani men suspected to have killed a policeman. Inhabitants of one village ran to the church and sheltered in the house of the Pastor, where they were cornered and murdered.
Fifty bodies were later recovered!
On Sunday, during the mass burial, gunmen attacked mourners and claimed even more victims!
Is it any wonder that Jos is described as “tense” this morning? Is it any wonder that Tim instructed our guys to stay at home?
Please pray that peace will return to Plateau and that those bereaved will be comforted.