In early April Captain Sir Tom Moore’s family asked the public to mark the fact it was a year since he started his walk raising money for the NHS. Suggesting people did their own 100 for charity.

George Lee, organist at St. Mary’s in Newton Aycliffe, took up the challenge and decided to play 100 hymns in a week for our parish project, “Just Small Change” in Kisumu, Kenya. They facilitate local micro finance schemes which respond directly to the needs of the vulnerable in rural and urban communities.

A magnificent £576.74 was raised by parishioners sponsoring a hymn which was truly amazing given our reduced congregations due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Well done George and a huge thank you to all who sponsored him.