To raise vital funds for Fund for Human Need , Revd Gill Hulme (one of the trustees of FHN) is cycling from her home in Bishops Stortford to Blackpool in order to attend the Methodist Church's Superintendents conference.
This should be a distance of approximately 300 miles and Gill will be cycling solo and carrying her own gear. She expects to take just over 4 days, averaging around 70 miles per day and arriving in Blackpool for the start of the Conference by lunchtime on the 7th June.
Like many charities Fund for Human Need has had a drop in income over the last year, but the need for the charities' help has increased. FHN makes small one off grants usually between £80 -£120, and because decisions can be made quickly this can be an absolute lifeline. It has a particular relevance to Gill, as FHN started in her home church of Upper Tooting. Just over 60 years ago, Revd Donald McNeil preached a hard hitting sermon, and members of the congregation responded to his call to 'love our neighbours' by pledging varying monthly donations, thereby establishing the charity and it is still making a huge difference today.
The Chair of FHN Revd Roger Cresswell recently wrote :
'In a typical month we may be asked to consider the case of a women fleeing from a forced marriage needing money for food; a released prisoner allocated an empty property asking for help to buy a bed; a victim of a scam desperate to be able to put money onto their gas & electricity meters... and so much more'
Gill would appreciate your prayers for strength, endurance and for reasonable weather!
- For further information — or to donate see www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gill-hulme2
- or alternatively donations can be sent to the FHN Administrator marked 'Cycle' at 6 Newlands Rd, Darlington DL3 9JL.
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