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Saturday, 30 August 2014

The Great Leesfield Sponsored Parish Boundary Walk - Saturday 13th September 2014 10.00 am

On Saturday 13th September we are planning to walk the Parish Boundary. The aim is to have as many people as possible representing all aspects of Parish life walking at least some part of the boundary on the same day. This will be a sponsored event, and each person walking is asked to raise sponsorship from friends, relatives and work colleagues. The proceeds are to be split between the Development fund for St. Thomas’ and much-needed general Parish finances.

This is not just about fundraising, but also for us to be seen out as a united body walking the boundary of the vast community which we serve.

In order to make the walk accessible to as many people as possible the route has been split into 8 stages of 
varying distances and difficulty. We anticipate that most people, from toddlers to the young at heart, will be able to complete at least one stage of the walk. Stages range from easy 10 minute walks to challenging 60 minute walks.

The whole walk is approximately 10 miles, and should take around 4 hours to complete. There will be checkpoints at the end of each stage where walkers may join or leave the walk, many of which are close to main roads and public transport links.

Sponsor forms are available from both Churches and all 3 schools. If you are not able to take part in the walk please sponsor someone who is walking.

We need:-
·        Checkpoint Marshals – 8 pairs, with mobile phone & transport.
·        Walking Marshals – 4, including some trained first-aiders if possible.
·        Walkers – 200, all ages and abilities welcome. Children to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
·        Sponsors - millions!

For further information including route map, detailed stage-by-stage walking guide and how to register for the walk please e-mail, or telephone 0161 627 4515.

Please join us in this exciting event!


Sun August 31st   All age services at both churches
Mon Sept 8th       Standing Committee in the Vicarage 7pm
Sat Sept 13th      The Great Leesfield Sponsored Parish Boundary  
                          Walk Starts 10am
Mon Sept 15th    St Thomas DCC 7pm  -All welcome
Wed Sept 17th    St Agnes DCC     8pm  - All welcome
Sat Sept 20th       Tea and Toast at St Thomas   10.30-noon
Mon Sept 29th     PCC at St Thomas  7pm
Sat Oct 4th          Harvest Queen crowning at St Thomas 2pm
Sun Oct 5th         Harvest Sunday –Parish Service 11am
                           Followed by Lunch at St Thomas Church …tickets only!
Sat Oct 18th        Hoe Down in St Edwards Hall
Fri  Oct 31st       Children’s disco at Springhead football club (Rose Queen)
Sun Nov 2nd       All age services at both churches
Sun Nov 9th        Remembrance Sunday
Sun Nov 16th      Parish Service at St Hugh’s  11am

Please let Edith know if there is anything else to go on this list!