Parish Newsletter Notices

We are so grateful for your support and for sharing our news with your congregations.  We have written some short passages which you can copy and paste into your publications which we hope you will find useful. If you would like any further information about Alabaré or you would like to arrange for a member of the Alabaré team to speak at your Church, please call us on 01722 346548 or email supportercare@alabare.co.uk.  Thank you.

 

Please Join Alabaré for their Big Sleep at Home!

Alabaré is a charity working to support those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness across the South West of England and into Wales. On Friday March 5th they were due to hold their Big Sleep at Salisbury Cathedral, which has been Alabaré’s flagship fund-raising event for the last 13 years.

However, because of the current restrictions, this year they are doing things differently. Instead, they are holding their second Big Sleep at Home and are asking participants to sleep on their floor, in their garden, garden shed, church or anywhere else, and seek sponsorship from their friends, family, congregations and colleagues!

Helen Inglis, Church Engagement Officer for Alabaré, said: “For our first Big Sleep at Home last October, I slept in St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury, which was an amazing experience and drew lots of interest and sponsorship from the congregation. We are absolutely delighted that Bishop Andrew, Anglican Bishop of Ramsbury, and our newly appointed Patron the Revd Joanna Jepson, will both be joining us from their homes this time.”

There is no charge to register, but participants are asked to sign up through Eventbrite here https://www.alabare.co.uk/event/big-sleep-at-home. You will then receive information about how to set up a fund-raising page, how the event will work and how to join in with the online stories and events through the evening.

Please contact Helen Inglis if you would like further details at h.inglis@alabare.co.uk

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