St John’s conducts a wide range of fundraising activities to support the building costs of our wonderful Easter Centre.
As well as raising funds, these events are enjoyable, build fellowship with each other, and increase our connection with the wider community.
I am pleased to let you know that the grand total from our fundraising activities, including gift aid, is now £95,426.31 [Target £100,000].
The Egham Band concert raised a staggering £1,216.70 [including gift aid]. Everyone agreed that they were on top form and at their highest standard of performance. It was such a delight to have them entertain us with their choice of movie tunes. Also included in this month’s total is a further £220 from items donated on our valuation day that went to auction. Sales of the St. John’s history book and other items make up the difference.
|Friday November 17th A Quiz Night + a fixed priced table of goods sale. This will be held in the Easter Centre from 7.45pm to 10pm. Doors open at 7.15pm. Refreshments will be available but please note that this is an alcohol-free event. The maximum team numbers allowed are 8. Please feel free to come as individuals and we can help you form a team. Admission is £5 adults and £4 students. Extra donations always welcome. Would you kindly advertise this event in order that we have a good turnout please and thanks. Use this link to prebook https://stjohnschurchegham.churchsuite.com/events/wfu6ik9b|
The very first fundraising initiative was in 2008.
Helen Janes was a well-known and well-loved Christian who had the gift of putting her thoughts into poetry. Helen with the help of other church members recorded her poems and set them to music with pictorial backgrounds.
Stephen Janes has offered to reproduce The Architect’s Plans DVD again in her memory. The original cost for a copy was £6.50 and so we have decided to keep to that price. Extra donations of course are always welcome. If this sounds something you are interested in Stephen can be contacted via: firstname.lastname@example.org or in person.
|A Short History of The Parish Church of St. John The Baptist Egham Surrey|
|The book has now sold 260+ copies. I still have 100 to sell. They are £15 each and £4 UK postage if required. I would like to have them all sold by Christmas if possible. |
The story is told in a chronological order of events and activities that happened during each vicar’s term of office right up to Magna Carta Day 2023. It includes a fair amount of local history and our connection with the development of Egham and our surrounding areas. As well as explanations of the monuments inside and some outside the church I have mentioned many congregation members who over the decades have added so much to the life of the church. Please Email: email@example.com to obtain a copy.
|Recycling items for cash |
There are a few ways we can raise some money by collecting items that would otherwise go to landfill
|Ink Cartridge Recycling |
Don’t wait until you have quite a few as it is recommended to recycle your empty one as soon as possible. To find out if your cartridge is acceptable and what it’s worth, please use this link. https://www.recycle4charity.co.uk/InkjetCartridges
Jewellery; We can everything including broken chains, odd earrings, costume jewellery and in all materials. Gadgets; Sat Navs, games consoles and games, cameras/video cameras, mobile phones, iPads, iPods, MP3 players and of any age and condition.
We cannot recycle Computers, Laptops portable cd players or keep fit gadgets or any leads or chargers associated with the gadgets. All our recycling for cash items, including ink cartridges, can be dropped off at the Community Fridge on a Saturday morning at the Caddey 11am-1pm. Otherwise please can contact me.
|Currency, Coins and Stamps Please consider donating any left-over currency from your holiday. Peter and Audrey Lowther can get good money from current currency. Pre-euro notes and coins, postcards and cigarette cards are also acceptable. UK individual stamps are not fetching as much as they used to unless they are in albums. Please contact them on 01784 435855 or in person.|
|Other events and activities are in the pipeline so if you have an idea how you can raise funds, please let me know in person or via firstname.lastname@example.org|
All the best and thank you for your ongoing support. Philip
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