Coffee morning to support Marie Curie Cambodia trekkers

Tuesday June 19th 2012

From left: Jenny Compston, Mary Coles, Rosemary Patterson, Sylvia Lockhart and Alma Atkins at the coffee morning.A coffee morning in Church of Ireland House to raise funds for the Marie Curie Hospice in Belfast raised around £250, with money still coming in.

The event, on June 15, was organised to support Church House staff Margaret Yarr and Sylvia Lockhart who are taking part in Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Trek Cambodia challenge in October.

Sylvia and Margaret are part of Team Esther, named after Sylvia’s late mother Esther White, who suffered from cancer. With their four team mates they are aiming to raise a total of £19,500.

Deborah Webster, Taking Care Co-ordinator, Presbyterian Church and David Jackson, Child Protection & Candidate Supervisor, Child Evangelism Fellowship with Margaret Yarr.Successful fundraising activities to date have included a sponsored abseil from the top of the Europa Hotel in Belfast by a group of courageous individuals, including a number of Church House staff, coffee mornings, bag packs, street collections and even a sponsored ironing day!

Sylvia, Margaret and their team will be in Cambodia from October 5–12, trekking up to eight hours a day through mountains, rice paddies, farmland, high plateau and even jungle. The funds they raise will support the Marie Curie Hospice in Belfast.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Margaret or Sylvia should contact Margaret in the Board of Education at Church of Ireland House, telephone 028 9082 8830.

Diocesan Secretary June Butler, left, with guests Shauna Gavin and Lesley-Ann McConnell, and Gillian Nevins from the diocesan accounts department at the Marie Curie coffee morning.
Relaxing at the coffee morning are Loraine Brown, Tracey Taggart and Helen Conville.










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