Easy fundraising – Help us to raise funds whilst shopping!

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Great news!

We’ve registered with easyfundraising, which is a great site where you can help Beds & Cambs Rural Support Group raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping!

Over 3,500 big name retailers are included, such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, eBay, Boden and M&S.

Every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you!’ It’s completely free and over £20M has been raised for causes just like us so far.

We want to raise as much as possible so please sign up and help us at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/bcrsg/

You can also download the app to your mobile or browser to remind you every time you shop. It really does make a difference and will help towards our vital fundraising efforts.

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Plough Sunday service at Hail Weston

Plough Sunday Hail Weston

 

A Plough Sunday service was held at Hail Weston last weekend which was attended by over 60 people, and almost filled the small country church. It was particularly nice to see a lot of the local farmers present.

Manager, Sara Garner spoke briefly about the work of Beds and Cambs Rural Support Group, and the collection during the service was split between the church and the group.

The Neighbourhood Café (a ‘pop up’ café which happens twice a month in the village of Hail Weston) also donated their takings to the church and the group.

The service was taken by Rev Nicki Bland with lay minister Glenn Coiley, pictured, with some of the younger members of the congregation.

 

 

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Recognition in the New Year’s Honours List

 

Driving forces behind the Beds and Cambs rural support group have received recognition in the New Year’s Honours list. Anne-Marie Hamilton and David Morgan were both completely overwhelmed, surprised and thrilled to have been awarded an MBE for their services to farming, charity and the support of vulnerable people.

Beds Cambs Anne Marie Hamilton

Commenting on the accolade, Founder and Chairman Anne-Marie said that ‘It is a tremendous honour and privilege to have been recognised to receive such an award, which could not have been achieved without the support of all the volunteers who work tirelessly for our cause’. Treasurer and former support worker David Morgan also thanked those he had worked with by saying ‘ I could not have achieved this award working in isolation.’ ‘Having worked with numerous charitable organisations over the years has helped to strengthen the assistance that Beds and Cambs rural support can offer’.

David Morgan Princes Countryside fund Phil Vickery

The charity will continue to celebrate its success throughout the year as it marks its 20th anniversary with a garden party at Ely Cathedral on 22nd June.

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