Anna Chaplaincy Sponsored Walk

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Doris Blow

Mrs Doris Blow, one hundred years old next year, has taken up the challenge and is joining in the Sponsored Walk to raise awareness and funds for the Anna Chaplaincy for Older people.

As many of you already know the Anna Chaplaincy, which started in Alton seven years ago, promotes the spiritual welfare of people in residential homes and in the wider community of people in their later years. Anna Chaplains lead worship and visit people whether in care, sheltered homes or those struggling with living independently. Led by Debbie Thrower, working with The Bible Reading Fellowship, BRF, on The Gift of Years programme 'to resource the spiritual journey of older people', the Anna concept is now spreading nationwide. Many older people and their relatives and carers appreciate this additional support provided by churches for the benefit of their communities whether they are people have strong, little, or no faith at all. Alton now has several Anna Chaplains- Helen, Jonathan and Rachel, in addition to Debbie. The work is named after the widow Anna who appears with Simeon in St Luke's Gospel- both good role models of faithful older people. For more information visit www.thegiftofyears.org.uk

The Walk is planned for Saturday 18th March starting at 11am and will be around the Alton Public Gardens. Sponsor forms are available in all our churches and many of the GAP church groups have been invited to take part. We would love the support of as many of you as possible, either as Walkers or Sponsors. Contact 01420 83514 for more details

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