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PCC Fundraising Night – Friday 9th November

PCC Fundraising Night – Friday 9th November

Karamoja is a region in North East Uganda and one of the poorest areas in Africa. It has been a church project supported by many of the Parishes with the Alton deanery for a number of years, and the PCCs of Bentworth, Medstead, Lasham and Shalden also support ministry training. Earlier this year we heard that the community we directly support are in urgent need of funds to repair and refurbish some of their community buildings.

Shalden PCC have underwritten £1,000 towards these building and repair costs and this sum is on its way, but we wanted to see if we could find a way to raise some more.

For the last two years we have organised a “Name That Hit” evening with No.1 and top 20 hits from over four decades of ‘Golden Oldies to raise money for our church fabric fund. In May this year an event was also held for Medstead Social Committee.

These evenings have been greatly enjoyed as community events and we suggested to Canon Ed that it might be a good idea to get all four parishes involved for a “Name That Hit for Karamoja” evening. With his support a date for this United Benefice evening has been arranged for Friday, 9th November to be held in the Jubilee hall, Bentworth.

This would not only raise some additional and much needed funds for Karamoja, but get all four parishes to come together for a fun evening remembering some ‘blast from the past’ hit records. As well as competing with other tables for a team winner, this year we will also have a Parish winner to encourage some neighbourly competition within the four parishes!

The format for the evening is a “Bring Your Own supper” and between 7–10 pm there are 3 rounds of 20 records, covering the hits of the late 50’s 60s, 70s and 80s.

My wife and I play from 10 – 30 seconds of the vinyl 45s and the table teams have to name the title, the artist and the year it was No.1 or in the top 20 (we give a choice of 3 years). The cost of tickets is £12.50 per head, with welcome ‘fizz’ and canapes on arrival. We also hold a raffle.

Our aim is to fill the Jubilee hall and sell 100 places.

Do come! Canon Ed or anyone who has attended will tell you it’s a guaranteed evening of fun and nostalgia. Ask your PCC secretary for table enquiries (6 places per tables) or

contact me, Ian Champness on 01420 80477 or

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