As part of our spring term Love Project, we are once again supporting the Southwark Diocese Lent Call.
The Bishop’s Lent Call raises funds for local community projects in Southwark and the Link Dioceses in Zimbabwe and Jerusalem. In 2023, the theme is ‘mental health & well-being’, and the Lent Call features projects that help with access to medical care both in England and in the Link Diocese of Jerusalem. Many are now needing support to deal with the pressures of life for this reason the Lent Call is supporting projects to facilitate well-being by developing strategies to cope with the stress and mental illness caused by our modern world.
To raise money for the Lent Call we are asking children to take part in a sponsored sporting challenge of their choice. This sporting challenge could be a walk-a-thon, bike-a-thon, dance-a thon or swim-a thon. The sponsorship form is attached to this week’s newsletter. Please could all sponsorship money be paid to the school via ScoPay during the first week of the summer term.
During this Lent period, we are looking forward to a visit from Ven. Moira Astin, Archdeacon of Reigate next week. She has a special responsibility in the Diocese for the Lent Appeal and will speak to the children in Collective Worship about the difference the monies we all raise make.