- Published: Sunday, 20 September 2020 14:37
Almost a dozen worthy members of the parish and congregation set out to stride (there were ten of us) and ride (just one) around the Benefice.
The walkers startwd at Beauliue Abbey Church car park, walked to Buckles Hard, and then on to St Pauls, Easr Boldre. The cyclist (John Hughes) started in Exbury, and managed to visit eight or ten churches before joining the tired walkers for refreshments. Many thanks to Graham Sterling, ably supported by Sylvia Lovell, for providing liquid refreshment.
It was a delightful morning's exercise. Latest estimates of amount raised are £785, but there are more monies which have been paid directly into 'Virgin Giving', which will swell the amount. 50% of all monies collected are returned to the host Churches, the rest goes to the Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches trust.
It is an annual event, so we will meet again in 2021, on the second Saturday of September, which is September 11. Hope to se you all there!
Peter J Melhuish