What a wonderful gift we have… to be able to give to others!

Our Lady of the Assumption has such a wonderful supportive community, who are always so willing to help and care for each other in difficult times. This has been particularly visible through everyone’s outpouring of love and support for Amy (Y1) and her family during the diagnosis and treatment of her illness.

Unfortunately Amy still has to undergo a long journey of treatment and her family are a real inspiration to us all in their positivity and deep faith - shown in the strength to continue with all they do.

We are therefore asking again, as a community, for us to continue to remember the family in our prayers and also to try to offer some support through a ‘fundraiser’ which has been organised.

Parishioners and PTA have come together to organise a ‘race night’ which will be a great social event for parents, friends and local community as well as a way to raise some much needed funds for Amy’s family.

You may have already seen the posters - or have been given a flyer (if not - please check your child’s bag!) with details of this wonderful event. It will take place in the school hall on Friday 10th May. Doors open at 6.30pm and first race will start at 7pm. Cost of a ticket is £5 and will include food, and entry to a prize draw.

It would be a lovely way to support Amy and her family and have a lovely evening too. Hopefully you can join us for this great event. Tickets are on sale at church and from school office.

Authormelanie Haggerty