18th DECEMBER 2018 SLEEPOUT CHALLENGE AT ST MARY'S CHURCH - A GREAT EXPERIENCE

It was a great experience- tough and chilling - for Lee and Robbie who slept all night outside in the porch. Speaking as someone who’d just slept the entire night outside on cardboard,  Lee commented ‘one of the hardest things is the mental side of it - feeling you’ve been let down somehow -‘ and Robbie commented 'you sort of sleep for 3/4 of an hour and then you’re awake again and shifting around’ . Robbie was invaded by a Daddy longlegs on his face at one point and both men commented ‘the chill really gets inside into your sleeping bag’

Rector John opted for a night in a warmer Church - comparative luxury-  in the choir area, and was struck by the ‘wild and wooly’ feeling of being surrounded by unusual noises, as well as the road noise. A different experience of Church!

In the morning at 7.00 today Mike Harris treated the team to a truly fabulous and very welcome cooked breakfast in Byfleet’s High Road.
 
Overall the team raised over £600 for the Church Urban fund. Sponsorship funds are still coming in, we smashed our original target of £250, we may  well make £700, and that would get St Mary’s close to being 100% up on 2017 in terms of outward giving to good causes!
 

 

 

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