The Parish of St Peter and St James was in the pink recently when it organised a weekend to raise attention and funds for Action Cancer.
On the Friday night more than 100 parishioners and well–wishers gathered for a jazz night in the delightfully pink surroundings of the parish hall. The Martello Jazz Band supplied the music and the Social Committee, with friends and the help of staff from Mugwumps Coffee Shop, produced a feast of pies and peas (mushy or ordinary) and a selection of pink puddings. Strictly Come Dancing had some serious rivals as the jollities spilled onto the dance floor.
On the Sunday, Gareth Kirk from Action Cancer began morning service with some information on breast cancer. All parishioners were encouraged to wear something pink, and the rector, the Rev Adrian Dorrian, sporting a pink scarf, led the worship.
In the afternoon, as the rain reached a crescendo, a brave party stepped out on a prayer walk dedicated to all affected by or working with cancer. Despite the weather this was a fine way to finish a great weekend and all those who took part were rewarded for their efforts with afternoon tea in the hall.
Thanks are extended to all those who organised and worked so hard to make the pink weekend such a success, raising a profit of £819.32 for Action Cancer and parish funds!