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Please help us raise £250 so my friend Mary can come volunteer "up north" next summer, working with families in holiday kitchens.
I-Vikki-am writing this on Mary's behalf. I've known Mary now for about three years and have fond memories of eating ...
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Please help us raise £250 so my friend Mary can come volunteer up North next summer, working with families in holiday kitchens.

I-Vikki-am writing this on Mary's behalf. I've known Mary now for about three years and have fond memories of eating pizza with her on the top floor office I had in the Boileroom on Burscough Street. When she returned home for a while, I missed her but was thrilled to stay in touch, and this we have.

I have blessed over these years to be so well supported by both Mary and her mum. Back in February, they travelled back up to Ormskirk to support a fundraiser I was doing, raising money to take a small group of teenage lads to Mexico, to build houses for families in need. They both came up for the weekend, offered their services and generously contributed. I felt so supported.

A project close to my heart is the Skelmersdale Make Lunch Kitchen. Make Lunch is an organisation that runs kitchens in the school holidays, so those on free school dinners don't miss out. The photo you see above is one taken last summer on our community party day, where we treated families to a BBQ, bouncey castle and ice cream from the van. Even the fire brigade came. And the work continued beyond the summer, and Mary and her family constantly amazed me with their support and kindness.

Now Mary says to me she would like to come up North again, next summer, to help run the local kitchens. She would be a huge blessing to us, with her craft skills and warm personality, not least because more kitchens are likely to be set up by then. We would love for her to come. To make sure she feels fully supported, I am looking for the right family for her to stay with, and would want her to have some sort of a programme, to give her time here a sense of direction.

But we need to get her here, and that is why you are reading this page. Train fares, living costs whilst here, craft materials. It all adds up, and Mary is unable to work at present. So perhaps you'd be willing to make an offering for the bunting that she has lovingly made you, or show her how much you value her with the cost of a coffee. It all adds up, and will hopefully equal an amazing summer, both for Mary and for the families she will be working with.

Every blessing,

Vikki

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