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Bosham's Bring and Buy Sale
The successful Bring and Buy sale on Saturday 18th October 2008 followed Fr Joe's sponsored 50 mile sponsored walk in September. Fr Joe helped raise more than £300 for this parish. The Bring & Buy Sale raised in the region of £1,600 for Fr Joe Kengah's parish, in Mivumoni in Kenya. The organisers wish to thank the outstanding contribution of the stall holders, helpers and ticket sellers who combined to make the event such a success. This years event was blessed with a beautiful sunny autumn day and facilitated outside catering with a burger bar. Our youngest stallholders Ruby and Lauren Kane supplied our visitors with an ice cream treat.
Niall Brennan, the Bring & Buy Co-ordinator commented that despite the financial concerns of people in these uncertain times, the 2008 event was a success. “We were pleased to see many new faces across the community, as well as old friends. We hope that our monies will go some way to help Fr Joe Kengah and his parishioners in Mivumoni, especially with his new School for the Deaf project. Our total raised was down on 2007 and we need to respond to the challenges that families will face in what may be the difficult times ahead. We hope that next year on Saturday October 17th 2009 we can find ways that will attract a greater number of younger visitors in particular.”
For more detail on the Church's success in Mivumoni, see the features on Mivumoni.