News from Supporters

It's been a busy time for our supporters.   From cake sales to sponsored walks, there have been generous people all over the land who have dedicated their time and their talents to raise money for ABCD.  

St Augustines Church, Downend, Bristol

St Augustine's Catholic Church in Downend, Bristol, have adopted ABCD as their international project for the year and have held numerous fundraising events to promote and raise funds for us.
​​The lovely people at St Augustines have had cake sales galore for ABCD.   And we are not talking any old cakes!   This talented group put The Great British Bake Off to shame with beautiful cupcakes and the amazing ABCD showstopper!     The cake was an exact model of their church, even to the correct number of parking spaces outside , the correct number of bars across each window and the green spire  of the church.

​But their generosity and support did not end there.   As well as cake sales, St Augustines also embarked on a sponsored walk from the doors of their church to the doors of Bath Abbey, 14 miles away.   The walk was led by 73 year old Maureen Merrifield.    Just brilliant!

​The total amount raised for ABCD during 2016 was an astonishing £3297.72.   Thank you to all who participated.

Lynne Al-Sad and Hannah

In August, Lynne and her daughter Hannah, embarked on a walk in memory of her husband, Heidar with donations made given to ABCD.    Here is an extract from Lynne, describing their walk.

​"Our walk went exceptionally well and despite the awful weather forecasts and the inclement weather most of the country seemed to be swathed in, we enjoyed beautiful conditions (even if rather blowy on the Saturday) and most importantly, did not get really wet once!  We had just got back to the car after 16 miles on Sat (some very kind friends were acting as our taxi for the weekend) and at that point the heavens opened and there was a torrential downpour and we were sooooo thankful!   Yesterday we had a half-day available as Hannah needed to head back to London by early evening, so we pressed on and did another 9 miles, making the total 25, so we were tired but very happy, especially as it had been so  enjoyable and through some breathtaking land and seascapes.
It has been both wonderful and very humbling and we feel God truly blessed us, especially as Hannah arrived Friday evening feeling quite unwell and I wondered if she was going to be able to do it al all, and any bad wind and rain storms occurred during the night.  We have some very precious memories from this event, and, as you had suggested, we had plenty of lovely quiet "pondering" time too.  ABCD was also very much in our minds."

Lynne and her daughter raised £750 for ABCD.   

​Thank you.