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Ride or stride? Who, me??

Why should I read this?
Well, you could have a pleasant day out, and raise money for two good causes! On the other hand, you might be able to offer just one hour of your time to welcome visitors to our church.

What is it?
Each year, on the second Saturday in September, people all across Britain set off to visit the many churches in their towns and nearby villages. It's a sponsored event, organised by the Historic Churches Trust, and is their main source of income. Most churches are open that day to welcome visitors, who are sponsored per church visited. Participants travel by non-mechanical means -walking, horse riding, or cycling.

Where does the money go?
Half of the proceeds go to the Trust, to be dispensed as grants for the upkeep of historic church buildings. The other half goes directly to the church of your choice.

What do I do to join in?
If you're taking part, you will plan your own route, travelling alone or with your chosen friends. (Our BB Company will be participating as usual, and are happy to guide any cyclists who might like to join them.) You don't have to go far — there are eight churches in Alton for a start!

If you're able to welcome visitors to our church, then all you need to do is sign up on the sheet on the Notice Board.

How do I find out more?
Speak to me, David Allan. I'll provide all the necessary information and sponsor forms, along with advice and encouragement!

Saturday 12th September — any time between 10am and 6pm — I do hope you'll be able to take part!

David Allan
(01420 84739)

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