Shelly Boyd, a parishioner at St Paul’s, Lisburn, is off to Africa this summer to build houses with the charity Habitat for Humanity.
A number of parishioners from St Paul’s have supported Habitat in various parts of the world in recent years.
To help Shelly raise funds for her trip, St Paul’s gave her the opportunity to hold a car boot sale on Saturday May 19.
The sun shone and the event was a great success, raising a total of £1,300. From this sum, as a thank-you to parishioners for their hard work on her behalf, Shelly made a donation of £200 to St Paul’s.
The rector the Rev James Carson will use this as ‘seed funding’ for a library of Christian books for the use of parishioners.
Shelly’s mum June said the family was very proud of Shelly and overwhelmed by the love and support they received.
Habitat for Humanity is a non-denominational Christian charity dedicated to eliminating poverty housing worldwide. It builds and renovates simple, decent homes with the help of homeowner families, through volunteer labour and donations of money and materials.