URC church uses Norfolk Day to bless Zimbabwe school
A girls’ school in Zimbabwe will benefit from Norfolk Day on Friday as Princes Street United Reform Church host a celebratory Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy Sale to raise money to help buy the school supplies and provide bursaries.
On Friday, July 27 as a celebration of Norfolk Day, Princes Street United Reform Church is inviting people to join them for a Coffee Morning with a Bring and Buy Sale from 10.30am.
The money raised from the morning will go to St James’ Mission School in Zimbabwe, an Anglican school for girls that the central Norwich church has been fundraising for for more than 30 years.
Carole Parry from Princes Street URC said: “We do this throughout the year as people bring in their loose change on Sundays and then we hold some specific fund raising events.”
St James' Mission School was founded in 1958 in Nyamandhlove about 50 miles from Bulawayo in Southwest Zimbabwe. The school is in an isolated position and surrounded by farmland, mostly used for cattle grazing. The area is sandy, as it lies on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, and the climate is largely hot and dry but the winter months from May to June are surprisingly cold, particularly at night and in the morning.
610 girls are on the roll of the Secondary School and 250 girls attend the Primary School. The UK based charity Friends of St James' Mission and School help to provide bursaries for girls who need support to undertake secondary education. Funds raised also ensure that the school can provide textbooks, lunches for the primary school pupils and the provision of medicines for the onsite clinic which is used by the local community.
Come and celebrate Norfolk Day at Princes Street URC and at the same time provide valuable support to the education of girls in Zimbabwe.
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Princes Street URC, Princes Street, Norwich, NR3 1AZ