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    Weʼve raised £1,421 to Help feed the homeless and preserve a unique work of art ...

    Leeds, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 13th November 2018

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    We did it!!

    Mother Andi Hofbauer, vicar of St Aidan's Church in Leeds and Sarah Rutty Headteacher of Bankside Primary School, in the parish of St Aidan's, completed our mini-pilgrimage on Tuesday 21st, walking in the footsteps of the original St Aidan, to raise money for essential parish work to maintain the fabric and ministry of the church.

    After visiting the shrine of St Aidan, we followed St Oswald's Way to walk from the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to Bamburgh, on our 20 mile mission to raise money to continue his mission to feed the homeless, look after the poor and spread the message of Christian love and compassion.

    This will help provide food parcels and cooked meals for our Foodshare work on Sundays. It will help fund the work of our weekly PAFRAS drop-in sessions for people seeking asylum and refuge in inner city Leeds. It will pay for some of the resources needed for our ESOL classes, teaching English to newly arrived Leeds citizens and refugees.

    We need to protect this work as we face a very unexpected bill of £20,000 to rebuild the east end apse wall. This wall which keeps a roof over our head (literally!) also supports one of the most lovely and precious mosaics designed by Frank Brangwyn for the church in 1916. A bit of background is provided by this link for you to find out more about this extraordinary depiction of the life of St Aidan by this very famous artist. We need to sort out this vital building work, to preserve this amazing piece of artistic heritage and keep the church building safe, whilst keeping the daily work of the parish in business.

    Thank you to all our friends who have already supported our effort through your kind and loving donations. You helped keep us in good heart and cheerful spirits across the day! And a very special thank you to Ros Lehany, who was our fantastic support driver, towel-provider and fellow walker across the sands to the Priory and also to Carolynne and Barrie Pepper for making the journey all the way to cheer us on at the end of the day!



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    • Hayley and Mick Bateman

      Hayley and Mick Bateman

      Sep 9, 2018

      A great effort for a lovely cause .


    • Linda Strickler

      Linda Strickler

      Sep 2, 2018

      Happy to contribute to this good cause suggested by Dog Days For Rover!


    • Dylan James

      Dylan James

      Sep 1, 2018

      Well done for completing the walk.


    • Catherine Upton

      Catherine Upton

      Aug 21, 2018

      Best of luck with the walk today!


    • Emma Pearson

      Emma Pearson

      Aug 21, 2018

      Hope it is going well Sarah and you are not all too foot sore by now!


    • Carolynne & Barrie Pepper

      Carolynne & Barrie Pepper

      Aug 21, 2018

      We're with you in spirit and we'll see you at the finish. Good luck!


    • Fr Paul

      Fr Paul

      Aug 20, 2018

      Thank you, Sarah and Mo Andi, and all, for your initiative, for your work with the homeless and at St Aidan's. Enjoy your pilgrimage.


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