The Parish Magazine June 2023

Serving the communities of Charvil, Sonning, and Sonning Eye since 1869

Serving the communities of Charvil, Sonning, and Sonning Eye since 1869


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8 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Parish</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> - <strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

the parish noticeboard — 2<br />

Fathers Day for fatherless Reading boys<br />

STAY on Sunday<br />

St Andrew's Youth<br />

Our fortnightly faith growing group called STAY on<br />

Sunday continues to be popular and is helping to<br />

deepen the faith of the young people who attend. We<br />

continued with the parables of Jesus and have recently<br />

looked at ‘<strong>The</strong> Good Samaritan’ and ‘Humility —<br />

where to sit at a wedding feast’.<br />

STAY on Monday<br />

With only a few weeks to go until the 100km in 24 hours walk on <strong>June</strong><br />

17-18, the lads and I have been out on several practice walks. We are each<br />

raising £2,000 for Chapter 2, a charity who work with fatherless boys across<br />

Reading. Growing up without a father figure means they are statistically<br />

more likely to be involved in gangs, more likely to truant from school, more<br />

likely to become addicted to drugs and alcohol, and more likely to end up in<br />

prison. We are hoping to change their future by providing positive male role<br />

models through mentors and ongoing support. If you would like to sponsor<br />

these three intrepid walkers go to:<br />

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/westy<strong>2023</strong>?utm<br />

We have also kept meeting in the young people's homes for our fortnightly STAY on Monday group. We’ve enjoyed being outside more<br />

with the warmer evenings and the young people loved the garden based scavenger hunt and team building games.

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