Sicily Mission Trip – Fundraising Fun

At St. Thomas Philadelphia, there have been rumblings of a mission trip to Sicily commencing May 3rd. A motley crew of guys and gals brought together by a internship known as ‘Form’, have been fundraising these past couple of months to bring a portion of God’s love to the vulnerable and needy in Sicily. Many income generators of various description have been used by the Formees and team members to get the wonga flowing and here’s a few of them.

Our very own Thomas, has organised a football tournament where teams buy in to play league footie and the chance to emerge the victorious team. A less televised version of a famous dining show; ‘Come Dine With Grace’ has been offering a meal for two with Prosecco for a tidy sum and all going towards the trip to Sicily. As well as a sponsored silence that Jess managed to complete with the help of a whiteboard and pen. Not so silent was Beth and Frank appearing on the radio and paper to declare ‘Siselli’ to the whole of Sheffield. An auction pioneered by Beth, which included many items such as holidays, concert tickets a signed football and more.

Siselli Auction

Whole group activities such as bake sales, gardening, cleaning and car washes have been all part of the fundraising too. And if you fancy a bit of sponge action, Pete Gaunt will be offering up his head as a target for wet sponges too, this Sunday 30th April.

by Nick Wastie

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