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Lent lunches raise funds for international charity

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: March 25, 2014

21/03/14 Lent lunch - United Reformed Church, Uttoxeter
United reform church-Lent Lunch with Hazel Edginton and Daphne Davey

21/03/14 Lent lunch - United Reformed Church, Uttoxeter United reform church-Lent Lunch with Hazel Edginton and Daphne Davey

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VOLUNTEERS are preparing Lent lunches for all at a Uttoxeter church in aid of an international appeal.

Hazel Edginton and the team of volunteers, of United Reformed Church, in Carter Street, are holding the Lent lunches on Friday lunchtimes between 11.30am and 1.30pm at the church for the next three weeks to raise money for Water Aid.

Mrs Edginton said: “It’s going very well so far and we have raised approximately £190 to date.

“I would like to urge everyone to come along and support the cause, we are offering a choice of three different homemade soups with fresh bread and cheese and a choice of tea or coffee for just £2 a head.

“Everyone is welcome to come along.

“It’s a great cause and we’re aiming to get aroudn £400 which is what we’ve managed in previous years.

“Two groups of ladies are helping to run the lunches and we have had a great turn out so far.”

More information on Water Aid is available online at: www.wateraid.org

The charity aims to transform lives by improving access to clean water, hygiene and safe sanitation.

The United Reformed Church will be holding a Good Friday childrens workshop at the Guild Hall in Balance Street from noon until 2pm.

The adults church service will be held from noon until 2pm at the United Reformed Church.

This will be followed by the annual procession which will start from the United Reformed Church at 2.15pm.

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