In 2019, we muted the possibility of helping to initiate a community project, and believed the placement of a defibrillator in Milbourne village, would be something which could benefit the entire community. We subsequently decided to hold a Strawberries
& Cream Tea event in the chapel, which would kickstart the fundraising for the project.
We delivered personal invitations to approximately 75 local households, inviting them to join us for strawberries & cream, scones, shortbread, and strawberry
muffins, on 22nd June; many people attended the event, and as always in our little chapel, the atmosphere was warm, friendly, and generous, and we are delighted that the money raised, amounted to £517:00.
We worked with the national charity of
the Community Heartbeat Trust for their help and guidance in this project.
In addition to raising such a great amount for such a beneficial project, we were able to celebrate the recent refurbishment of the interior of our chapel. Although the
chapel has served us well for many years, we were increasingly aware the interior was looking tired and out-dated. In addition to our own funds, we were blessed to receive support form the Trustees of Prudhoe Street Mission Foundation, and from the Newcastle
District Resourcing Mission Committee, which enabled us to go ahead with our plans, to keep the chapel a warm and welcoming place to meet.
To know Jesus is the richest blessing, and we are keen to send out the message to all who come into our chapel,
that our mission and our church life, is up-to-date and well able to meet the needs of people today; we hope our new interior, reflects our on-going commitment to be as current as possible in today's world.
With great thanks to all who attended
and contributed to our Strawberries & Cream Tea Event.