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Jubilee Action has been working in Patongo since 2008 with war affected youths, many of whom are former child soldiers and abductees. We have established the Patongo Youth and Vocational Trainings Centre, from which we deliver services ranging from psychosocial support to vocational trainings and literacy and numeracy catch-up classes.
Volunteers will be needed to help run an emergency shelter for up to 14 homeless people during January 2014 on 4 Monday nights here at St Mary's. A co-ordinator, cooks to provide an evening meal & breakfast, helpers to pray, talk & entertain the guests, plus volunteers to stay the night.
More information to follow during the next few weeks. If interested please email email@example.com
This is a new addition to the newsletter & gives ideas to live simply & help the environment.
Now's a good time to prepare for wildlife that might come and hibernate in your garden over the winter, such as frogs and hedgehogs.Put an uneven pile of logs in a quiet corner, for small animals to get cosy. Even a pile of stones will offer shelter to a range of insects and spiders.
Provided by Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.co.uk/
The award recognises efforts by the parish to support and show solidarity with the poor by supporting people in need at home and overseas, to show concern for the environment and to put faith into action by living simply and sustainably.
A self-assessment was been completed and the nationally-recognised award will be presented in the coming month.
Look for more information on the display stand in the social area today.
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