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Skegness church shop supports Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre

(Far right) Ian Banks, Minister of the Skegness Community Church of the Nazarene) presents DCHC staff Hayley, Yasmin and the children with a cheque for �120.

(Far right) Ian Banks, Minister of the Skegness Community Church of the Nazarene) presents DCHC staff Hayley, Yasmin and the children with a cheque for �120.

 

The Skegness Community Church of the Nazarene have been focusing their charitable efforts on Skegness’s Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre (DCHC) recently.

The children staying at the DCHC in Skegness over the weekend of 17 and 18 May enjoyed a doughnut and a cold drink at the Meeting Point Charity Shop in the County Hotel when they visited the shop.

Along with two of the Centre’s leadership team, Hayley and Yasmin, the children received a donation of £120 from the Skegness branch of the Community Church of the Nazarene.

The donations were part of the Church’s continuing commitment to local charities since opening ‘The Meeting Point’ shop, North Parade, Skegness.

The Reverend Ian Banks said: “We have supported many local charities since the shop opened, with total donations now amounting to £4,320. This latest donation is yet another example of our dedication to working as a church in and with the local community.”

“By offering the opportunity to relax over a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit for just 50p and offering a very wide range of good quality used items at sensible and affordable prices, we have been able to get alongside people. Many of whom have benefited from a listening ear and, in many cases, the offer of practical assistance. We are grateful for the volunteers who assist with running the shop, for the generous donations of items to sell, and for the active co-operation of the County Hotel,” he added.

The Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre is a charity which was established in 1891 to provide disadvantaged Derbyshire children with holidays in Skegness.

At present, the DCHC provides 450 holiday places for children per season.

In December, each year, some 14 of the children who attend during the summer are invited back to the centre for a Christmas Holiday.

The Skegness Community Church has been involved with the Holiday Centre for the past four years, in providing a Christmas Party and inter-active Nativity play at the County Hotel.

The Church also gives each child a Graphic Bible as a Christmas present.

The meeting Point Charity Shop is presently open two mornings a week from 9am to 1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

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