From Rev Barbara Walls, on behalf of the Bingley Foodbank: "To the generous people of Eldwick Church from Bingley Foodbank. Jackie has informed me that many of you have been giving her financial donations for the Foodbank so that we can go and buy what we need when there are shortages. Thank you for this and for the food donations you make. We would not be able to function without the donations so many people make and on behalf of the Foodbank I want to say thank you. Incidentally, earlier in the year when we had plenty of some types of food we were able to pass this on to Helen and Gary for the work they are doing in their ‘new’ Parish. It was really good to see Helen when she came on two occasions to collect the food.
So thank you for all the help you give us."
We recently sent £300 to Kathryn's Mercy Home, a UK based charity which supports the work of Rev J Jeyapaul with Dalit children and families in Tamil Nadu, South India. This was on top of our regular monthly giving. In response, this update: "Thank you so much for this; your church’s extra gift is greatly appreciated, and will certainly be put to good use. As you will have seen, Rev. Jeyapaul’s work has continued, and valuable support has been given to the communities the hostel girls and elderly ladies come from, as well as other people in the district. He has been greatly encouraged by the support you and others have given, and we are particularly excited that some of the work is done in partnership with the local authorities."