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What is GIFT??

Posted by GIFT admin on Nov 24, 2012 in GIFT

Hello once again! I apologise for not being able to do this for quite a while but I have been extremely busy with A-level work and University visits.

As many of you may know, on Sunday 18th November, GIFT had a major part in the monthly benifice service, held in Ettington this month. Very well done to all of our members who turned up and helped on a Sunday morning. As well as our active role in the service itself, we were selling cakes and running a “Match the Pictures” competition, which was raising money for our chosen charity, the English Federation for Disability Sport.

This Tuesday, were back in the Church after a very busy few weeks doing our walking and fireworks. We were each trying to design a GIFT logo, with the best (hopefully) being used as our actual logo. After the usual drinks and chocolate, the leaders tried, with varying degrees of success, to get the twenty-odd children there, to have a group photoa and video! This was managed after quite a few takes and will be available for viewing at some point in the near future.

In the run up to Christmas, we will probably go bowling, with a trip to Cadbury world planned for the New Year. I will definitly keep you updated with news of this as I get it.

As usual, I am open to any questions, so please don’t hesitate to leave comments below!

Jonathan Rogers

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GIFT in October and November

Posted by GIFT admin on Nov 12, 2012 in GIFT

I’m afraid you’ve got me this time as Jonathan has been very busy lately with his A level work and looking round universities but he will be back next time.

We managed to get out in Ettington on 23rd October and two teams, one boys and one girls, supervised by leaders, donned wellies, warm clothing and high-viz gear and went out armed with torches to hunt down the answers to clues. Thanks to Mark for setting the challenge and congrats to the boys team for winning.

On 6th November we were invited by Cath Vickers to hold a bonfire night party at Ettington vicarage. Cath kindly supplied pizzas and other food and after some messy apple bobbing, toasting marshmallows on the fire and sparklers, we watched some fireworks in the front garden with a few parents on hand for extra health and safety.

Our next session is on 20th November and is back in Ettington church.

Finally, Revd John Horton has invited GIFT to showcase its activities at the Benefice united service on Sunday 18th Nov (service begins 10.30). All are welcome and as well as taking an active part in the service itself, GIFT youngsters will be running a cake sale and photo competition at the end to benefit their current chosen charity.

Jane Evans

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