Father Andrew's Severn Way Walk
Father Andrew Greany is undertaking a sponsored walk from June 5th - 13th 2014 in order to raise funds for the Church development project and Maggs Day Centre Worcester.
Father Andrew plans to walk 100 miles along the Severn Way from Newtown in Wales to Worcester and aims to raise £5,000.
June 2014 - June 2014
Charity information: Friends Of Old St Martin's The Cornmarket
The walk will raise funds equally for Maggs Day Centre Worcs and for the restoration of key amenities for community use and outreach at Old St Martins Church.
Maggs Day Centre is primarily for the homeless of Worcestershire. It is a welcoming, safe haven for those whom are roofless to take care of their personal hygiene needs, have a substantial meal, get advice, social interaction or to just sit and have a warm drink in safety.
£2,500 would help Maggs Day Centre provide 2500 hot lunches or provide 100 new sleeping bags for homeless people .
£2,500 would cover the cost of installing a new foul and surface water drainage system as part of the installation of new lavatories on site at Old St Martin's or the cost of installing a new sink and coffee point inside the church for community gatherings.
Raise £5,000 to be split equally between Maggs Day Centre and the development project at the church
Activities» Father Andrew's walk.
What success will look like
Success will be achieving or exceeding Father Andrew's fundraising £5,000 target.
The long term benefits of Father Andrew's walk are two fold:
1 - To help make life a little easier for people living in the most difficult of circumstances
2 - To facilitate greater use of the church for community gatherings.
Floods! Father Andrew was originally due to undertake his walk in March, but has had to postpone due to the current heavy flooding along the route.
Via regular reports on www.oldstmartinsworcester.org.
Budget - Project Cost: £5,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £2,500 Maggs Support for the Homeless £2,500 Old St Martins Drainage or new sink and coffe point
Worcester City Centre.
The geographical parish of Old St Martin's ranks among the most deprived in the country, and 168 out of 177 (where 1 is the least deprived) in the Diocese of Worcester. Child poverty, pensioner poverty, working age poverty (this being the most significant poverty-related issue in the parish) and lone parenthood (46% of all households with dependent children compared with a national average of c20%) all feature strongly, as does the level of health problems.
St Martin’s has a long tradition of involvement with and service to the local community.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Parish Priest at Old St Martin's