Thank you to the Pound a Week Group
A few weeks ago I included in the Newsletter some extracts from a letter from the boy, Cleophas, Krop Lomadi, who was awarded the Fr Ken Memorial Scholarship that pays his fees for the full four years at the Mission Secondary School. In his letter, Cleophas spoke of the hope that this given him and his family and how he and they struggle to buy food and meet the costs of the essential extras he has to find at the school.
There has been an absolutely fabulous response from Pound a Week Group members. A total of £2,500 has been donated over and above the usual weekly donations. One parishioner has paid the fees plus all the extras for a student for the full four years at the school. Another has done the same for a year; and yet another has given £1,000 to the Mission for Fr David to use where he considers the need is greatest.
I have told Fr David that as a result of these extra donations, plus the tax refund recently received in respect of Gift Aided donations last year (over £2,300) and other funds on hand, I would shortly be sending him a total of £5,500. He told me he was overcome by the continuing generosity of the Parish that he regards as his partner in the work of the Mission. I have also said that the Pound a Week Group would pay all Cleophas’ extras for the next school year.
He thanks us all most sincerely and asks us to remember him in our prayers.
If anyone would like more information about the Pound a Week Group, please contact me. Eugene McGivern