Charity Fun Day
Saturday 13th July 2002

The Charity Fun Day was staged in order that the United Benefice Churches of St Faith and St Mary could raise money in order to support local and overseas charities. The four charities selected were JOSPICE, Save the Children Fund. Medic Malawi and the Tandanani Senior School, Eastern Cape, South Africa. A brief article explaining the motivation behind the Charity Fun Day is to be found in the July-August 2002 edition of the parish magazine Newslink (see magazine pages of the web site). In that edition of the magazine there is also an article  outlining St Faith`s links with the Tandanani Senior School; previous editions of the magazine also explain St Faith`s links with projects in Malawi.

Fortunately the weather was kind and many people visited the events which were staged. Some 1,300 was raised for the charities and one of the most popular events was the "Throw Wet Sponges at the Vicar in the Stocks".  Amongst others the Mayoress of Sefton and the MP for Crosby, Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas, availed themselves of the opportunity to test their aim.

The Charity Fun Day was opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Sefton, Councillor Kevin Cluskey and his wife Linda to whom all involved extend their thanks.

Below are a number of photographs illustrating the events of the day.
 
 

The Vicar in the stocks.

A good shot with a wet sponge.

Face painting.

Relaxing in the Vicarage garden and the Bouncy Castle.

The Mayoress tries her hand with a wet sponge.

The local MP takes aim at the Vicar.

The Medic Malawi Stand.

The Tandanani Senior School Stand.
(The headteacher Mr Mbanga with the Mayor and Mayoress of Sefton.)

B-B-Q food preparation.

Charity Fun Day.