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Our Lady’s Christmas Fair 2009



Our Lady’s & St Bernard’s Parish held a mini Christmas Fayre Saturday 28th November.

The Fayre included a bottle stall, tombola, book stall, craft stall and numerous other stalls, along with the special appearance of a ‘Mr. S. Claus!’ There were also various raffles and a prize-draw.

Father John Rafferty lead a Mass on the Theme of ‘The Holy Spirit’ Father John Rafferty lead a Mass on the Theme of ‘The Holy Spirit’

Cake Stall and Tombola Team!

More pictures in the Gallery Section

The Centenary Committee chose the following project and shared the information below:

“PHILANI OUTREACH PROJECT”- SOUTH AFRICA

We have chosen the Philani Outreach Project as the recipient of our fundraising efforts throughout this past year. Proceeds from other events and the Christmas Fayre including the raffle will be taken personally by a member of the committee to the project in South Africa.

The Philani project is committed to the rights of every child to proper nutrition and health care together with the right to grow and develop to their full mental and physical potential. The Project empowers mothers of malnourished children by educating them in the principles of good nutrition within their own resources.

A team consisting of a nursing sister, nutritionist and a Doctor work together in closely monitoring each child as they grow. Mothers who have benefited from the programme continue to work alongside health workers on an outreach programme, visiting families in their shacks passing on their coping mechanisms for raising healthy children within their limited means.

A second part of the project focuses on providing the children with the necessary stimulation they need for their intellectual development.

The Philani project is a “local” charity largely run by the women from the surrounding communities. Sixty percent of the staff started as women/mothers who benefited from the project. This truly is a vitally important “self-help” project that desperately needs the ongoing support it so richly deserves.

The Christmas Mini Fayre raised £3,670-00 for the Philani Nutrition Project.
Click on this link to visit their Web Site: http://www.philani.org.za