Service to raise aid for refugees
THE chairman of East Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Marika Hillson, and Fr John Hall (pictured) are holding an open church service to raise aid for the Syrian refugees at St Peter’s Church, Irthlingborough, on Sunday, October 25, at 3pm.
The chairman is working with a charity that will take the aid to the Syrian refugee camps and into Syria itself. The following items are urgently needed and will be collected during the church service: nappies, adult diapers, sanitary towels, new winter clothing/socks/thermals/gloves, wellington boots, blankets, duvets and money. If you can help, please attend the service.
Cllr Marika Hillson said: “Our communities look to us to lead them in acts of compassion and this service is an opportunity for everyone to join together to help these desperate people, especially as winter is on its way. Several churches, schools and other organisations have already shown support of the special service to raise aid.”