Easter competition launched for Schools, Churches and Youth Uniformed Organisations
The folk behind the Real Easter Egg have launched a competition for Schools, Sunday Schools, Messy Churches and Youth Uniformed Organisations just like ours. There will be a prize of £250 for the winner with runner-up prizes of £150 for second placed entries. The winners will each also receive a Special Edition Real Easter Egg.
The Real Easter Egg is all about sharing the Easter story so the challenge is to draw what happened, according to the Bible, on Easter Sunday.
All entries must be completed on A4 paper. On the back of each entry it needs to have the name of child, age, school or church and a contact number. Entries should be sent to MCC Basement Suite, 11a Eagle Brow, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0LP and must arrive by 5pm on Friday 17th March 2017. The competition is open to all children but limited to one entry per person.
BY DONATION FROM THE SANTANDER FOUNDATION
Church Lads & Church Girls’ Brigade Liverpool & Chester has received £3,100 to fund attendance at a weeklong summer camp for 10 children and 5 young leaders from inner city areas of Liverpool and Chester. The camps held in Prestatyn, North Wales
The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation, which offers Discovery Grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.
The Church Lads' and Church Girls' Brigade (CLCGB), is The Anglican Churches own uniformed youth organisation. The CLCGB has a proud history and tradition of service to others and in 2016 will celebrate its 125th Anniversary. It welcomes all children and young people irrespective of their faith or whether they have any faith at all.
Today’s modern CLCGB has over 350 active groups with over 3,000 members supported by an exceptional team of over 400 volunteers who contribute many hours of volunteering time creating a caring and safe environment ensuring that our members are role models and ambassadors for their peers and their community.
The grant will enable us to take 10 children and 5 young leaders to attend our Annual Summer Camp which is held at Prestatyn North Wales. Funding covered all travel, food, activities and visits during camp. Many of the children and young people and families we work with cannot afford any form of summer holiday, so for those who want to attend they can do so without the financial worries.
Audrey Simm Chief Executive from the Church Lads’ and Girl’s Brigade said: “Year on year we have more families coming to us for financial support so they can take part in our programmes activities and camps. Whilst we try to meet every request it is becoming more difficult. This grant from the Santander Foundation has made a really big difference for 15 children and young people Thank you Santander”.
Amy Slack, Manager at the Santander Foundation said: “The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting Church Lads & Church Girls’ Brigade Liverpool & Chester and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people.”
The Santander Foundation is at the heart of the Bank’s community activities, providing grants to small charities and social enterprises working with disadvantaged people to fund skills, knowledge and innovation projects across the UK. Discovery Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support three types of activity:
- Explorer: improving people’s knowledge
- Transformer: supporting skills and experience
- Changemaker: innovative solutions to social challenges
Over the last five years, the Santander Foundation has provided £25 million in funding to 12,600 UK charities and in 2016 a further £5 million will be available through Discovery Grants and Staff Matched Donations. For more information please visit: www.santanderfoundation.org.uk
Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. It has brought real competition to the UK, through its innovative products for retail customers and relationship banking model for UK SMEs. As at 30 June 2016, the bank serves around 14 million active customers with c. 20,000 employees and operates through 847 branches (which includes 58 university branches) and 69 regional Corporate Business Centres. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.
In this Special Royal Edition of Ulster Regiment Newsletter we hear more about the Social Action Award for the CLCGB and see members of the CLCGB meeting HRH Prince Charles, we see photos from the Battalion Unihoc, and hear about the fantastic donation to Christian Aid. To download a copy pdf click here (1.76 MB) .
Dear Prayer Supporter,
“But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14
- Last week I attended a Children’s Ministry Conference where we studied the importance of the above verse and the exciting (sometimes daunting) task we have as leaders of helping our children to “Come to Jesus”. This was a really inspiring time where I was reminded afresh of the how privileged we are to have the opportunity to lead and impact on the lives of our members each week. This month I am so thankful for each of you who works so hard as a leader in the CLCGB every week and is making a difference in the lives of children all over Northern Ireland.
- Please remember the CLCGB Deputy Governor, Darryl Hewitt who is recovering after a short stay in hospital. We pray for renewed strength and health for him . Please also remember Mrs Hoey, our 1st and 3rd Battalion Chaplain Rev Hoey’s wife, who is currently in hospital.
- Last week Dobbin Girls’ Company and Grange Company had a very successful trip to London and Buckingham Palace, to receive a Social Action award for their work with the Leprosy Mission. We are so thankful for this fantastic opportunity and that we had a safe and healthy trip. Please pray for the continued work of the Leprosy Mission as they work with those around the world who are affected by Leprosy.
- Please remember both the 2nd and 4th Battalion Officers meetings in your prayers, that God would guide the decisions made. Please also pray for the 2nd Battalion Fun Morning, that the children would have a fantastic time and for safe travel to the event.
- This month we look forward to our Regimental Uni-hoc competition, please pray for a great , injury free night for all those who take part .
- As we look forward to our Training Day later this month please pray for our trainers as they prepare their sessions and for those who will come along , that they will leave feeling equipped and empowered to lead even better in their companies.
- Most importantly please continue to pray that Jesus’ name would be glorified through the work of the CLCGB and that through our organisation, children and young people would come to know him for the first time.
If you have any prayer points which you would like to be included in next months prayer bulletin please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org