Saturday, 20 July 2024

PYCC Fundraising for Summer Camp 2024

PYCC, through discussion at our meeting in Belfast, planned to undertake some fundraising for our 2024 Summer Camp which will take place on Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd of August.
As a group we decided on trying to get to 100,000 collective steps over a weekend. The date set was the weekend of the 16th and 17th September with the thought being that there will hopefully be decent weather for walking.

Our team was made up of: James Woolford, Lol Wood, Alishbha Khan, Rachel Hamilton, Claire Maxwell and Joy Raynor. We had the support and prayers from our wider PYCC as we made plans amongst ourselves - ranging from walks up mountains, walks in America (James was on Sabbatical) and local parks.

As a team what motivated us can be summed up really well by Sr Lol Wood below:

'I think having been part of last year's summer camp team, it felt important to ensure that as many people who wanted to come, could come to Summer Camp 2024. The joy, laughter, experience of trying new things and new food plus the chance to make new friends is something everyone should be enabled to try.' Furthermore, I can indeed agree with her when she says, 'It made walking the mountain a lot easier thinking about all the good memories from Camp 2023.'

Lol and I got through eight Wainwrights on our Saturday walk with our Sunday steps being minor in comparison as we both had rather sore legs! Sr Alishbha did some really good steps on her park walks over both days, as did Joy in her local area. Br James was rather impressive with his commitment in the heat of America to add a solid number of steps each day. As a collective we walked a massive 116,859 steps over the weekend.

Our goal was to raise £450 as this was around the amount we spent on food for Summer Camp 2023. This then became our target figure in the hope that it would go a long way towards a healthy budget for Summer Camp 2024.

We are really overjoyed to say that to date so far we know we have raised £840 with many of you who have donated filling in tax forms that mean we are able to claim back tax. The donations have been wonderfully generous, and it has reminded us how good Moravians and friends are at offering support for Summer Camp.

Sr Joy when asked said that this fundraising is about 'enabling those who wouldn't get the opportunities to go away with young people usually to go to camp, and take part in this great Moravian event, build friendships, and relationships with the leaders - these help glue the church together' and I couldn't put it better. We are passionate as a PYCC of trying to keep our costs low but the quality of the experience for anyone who wants to come to summer camp high. Every donation counts as it really does help us achieve this aim and if anyone reading this article wishes to still donate - please feel you are able using the details below.

I personally wish to thank the efforts of all who took part in this fundraiser but also all the generous donations. We are in the process of finding our Summer Camp 2024 'Home' but please encourage you to put the dates of Monday 29th-Friday 2nd August 2024 in the diaries of families with children ages 10-17 years old. We are really excited as a team for our 2024 Summer Camp - it will be great!

Any Sponsorship Donations are gratefully appreciated please send to:
CAF Bank
Name: The Moravian Union
Account: 00023436
Sort Code: 40-52-40
Reference: PYCC (This bit is key otherwise it's harder to track)

Sr Claire Maxwell

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