Autumn dates

Posted by GIFT admin on Jul 21, 2017 in GIFT

GIFT have ended this term with a celebratory trip to Jump-in and a mad hour of trampolining. Great fun for all!

Whilst there we began thinking ahead to Autumn and have fixed our session dates till Christmas as below:

7th September

21st September

5th October

19th October

2nd November

16th November

30th November

14th December

We look forward to seeing anyone who would like to come along from year 6 primary -16 years old. We meet on alternate Thursdays from 7-8.30 in Ettington Church.  In the meantime happy holidays to all.


Sleep-in and Barbeque!

Posted by GIFT admin on Jul 10, 2017 in GIFT

We have had a busy half term learning about the charity Shelter and their vision of a safe, secure, affordable home for everyone. This has included a wide variety of activities encompassing games, blindfolded cake decorating, drawing and pottery as well as the more serious.  All culminating in a fundraising barbeque and a sleep-in the church for the youngsters.

The barbeque was attended by family and friends including the very young to the older!  Steve L did a fine job of cooking up  sausages and burgers which were accompanied by a range of donated salads.  A lot of fun was had with an old parachute and the younger children enjoyed running around the grounds –  luckily for all the weather was dry!!

Once everyone else had gone home GIFT and leaders played egg roulette and the alphabet game under the parachute. When dark we laid out our mats & sleeping bags in the church and projected the film:  ‘A street cat named Bob,’ onto a big screen. Steve E made hot chocolate and some of us played board games into the early hours.  Sleep was compromised but it was a very enjoyable evening and the youngsters should be applauded for helping to highlight  the importance of  Shelter.



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