Here is the latest round of updates from Churches Together in Hitchin (CTiH) members, including fundraising opportunities for Phase Hitchin.
Christchurch Quiz Night - Saturday 11 May 7.30pm
Held at Christchurch, Bedford Road and raising funds for Christian Aid. Starts at 7.30pm with teams of 6-8 people. Tickets are £11 and include fish/sausage and chip supper or vegetarian option, no food tickets cost just £5. For tickets, contact Sue Covington on email@example.com
Christian Aid Week - Ickleford
This year the house to house collections are 12-18 May. An Area Leader is needed to distribute envelopes etc. to the collectors in the village. Rev Ian Stears Handscomb has retired having done it for several years, raising about a thousand pounds each time. If anyone is interested in knowing more, please contact Helen Richardson on firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising abseil opportunity
Dan Edwards from Tilehouse Street Baptist Church is looking for fellow adventurers to join him on a fundraising abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower in the Olympic Park in London on 18th or 19th May! The abseil will be raising funds for Phase Hitchin, contact their office on 01462 422940 for more details
“Elizabeth Siddall: Pre-Raphaelite Muse, Artist & Poet.”
Holy Saviour Church - Sunday 19 May 3pm
A Friends of Holy Saviour “Talk & Tea” event, with speaker Dr Selena Trowbridge
Although mostly remembered today as the face of Ophelia floating in the reeds in Millais’ painting and as the wife and muse of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal was herself an artist and poet. Dr Trowbridge’s talk will go beyond the stereotypes to discover her as a creative woman in her own right. Tickets £10 (Friends £8) from 01462 646257 & Hitchin Initiative Office
Ecobricking with WRBC Hitchin - click here for more details
A simple and effective way to reduce your impact on the environment - you just need an empty 2-litre bottle and any non-recyclable plastic!
Take a clean and dry 2-litre drinks bottle, and fill it with 350g - 400g of the soft plastic films, bags and packaging that are not currently recyclable. When your bottle is full, put the lid on tightly, write the approximate weight in Sharpie pen, and bring it along to us by the end of June - we'll include them in a public event in July. We're open every Saturday morning between 10 and 12 (why not stay for a free cuppa), and on Sunday mornings.
Fundraising opportunities with Phase
There are lots of ways you can help raise money for Phase and the first two help the
Crisp packets - Christchurch Eco group are now recycling crisp packets and giving the proceeds to Phase. A collection box is in the welcoming area. Why not encourage your child / grandchild to start collecting them at their school each week?
Tassimo Coffee Pods - Our Lady’s church collect these and give the proceeds to Phase. It saves them going to landfill!
Amazon Smile - If you register with Amazon Smile you can now select Phase as your chosen charity and then a percentage of your purchases go to Phase. Put the link to Amazon Smile on your desktop & click that before ordering - no need to do anything more!
London Vitality 10k - We have two charity spaces available to take part in this iconic running event in London on 27th May (Bank holiday Monday). Contact the office on 01462 422940 for more details
Walsworth Festival - Sunday 19th May 11am-4pm. Come along and support us at our tombola stand, kindly run by Jean Kidd
NB/ Ink Cartridges - Unfortunately, we can no longer recycle ink cartridges as this is no longer profitable for us. Hitchin Sainsbury’s have a cartridge recycling box in their store.