A huge thanks to our parish contact Christine Plews and her team at Hinksey Catholic Parish in Oxfordshire!
Last weekend, they held a plant sale for Connect2: Ethiopia, that raised £123,50 – a great success!
The parish joined Connect2 a few months ago and they had a brilliant idea to “measure” the progress of their fundraising efforts. They have drawn some fruit trees on the map of the Beira village in Ethiopia, featured on the Connect2 display board, and for each £10 raised to support the project, a tree gets coloured! So, 10 trees were coloured in last weekend for the plant sale and 20 on Mother’s Day as a result of a successful brunch and second hand book sale!
Big thanks to Christine and everybody involved for their efforts and creativity – we hope other parishes will be inspired by their ideas 🙂
Please contact us here in the office if you are interested in joining Connect2.