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The Three Bears at Home

Three Bears in Lockdown

A Book of Bears

During lockdown earlier this year, my sister Shelagh sent regular photos of what her three large teddy bears were doing to her grandchildren to make them laugh. She ended up with over 50 photos of bears involved in various activities.

As these photos were very popular with other children, or those who are young at heart, she has now put them into a book with captions.

The book makes an excellent Christmas Present for any age range from 2 to 92! ALL the proceeds of the book are going to the National Deaf Children’s Society. A charity that is special to Shelagh, and they have written a very supportive piece in the book.

To order a copy

Anyone who would like a copy of the book can either:

  • contact me as I have copies at home. (saves postage)
  • or email the Three Bears!
  • Cost £8 from myself or £10 (with postage) from the Three Bears

Please spread the word

If you can download and print the poster it would be much appreciated.

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Charity Begins at Home

Sometimes charity begins at home

We are very privileged

We all live together in a very safe part of the country, with little COVID, little crime, in our small village of Stinchcombe. Stinchcombe has great community spirit. During lockdown, we knew that if we needed it, we could turn to our own community for help. In fact, around a third of all households came forward and volunteered to help others.

Our neighbour needs help

However, we have in our midst one neighbour who survives on charity. She lives at the centre of our village and is always there for us. Most of us do not visit her except for the odd visit once or twice a year. However, we would all miss her if she was forced to leave.

No Income with Bills to pay

During Lockdown, she had no income because no-one visited and still there is no real likelihood of any income from her usual sources for sometime. Unfortunately, like all of us, her house has bills to pay.

Is this the time to get together?

But if any provide not for his owne, & specially for those of his owne house, hee hath denied the faith, and is worse then an infidel.

1 Timothy 5:8, King James Bible, 1611:

So, at this time, I am asking the people of Stinchcombe; Is this the time that Charity should begin at home and that we AS A Community should now come forward to support our Church of St Cyrs? To keep a vicar, to keep its doors open for the future and to keep it from withering away.

There are approximately 150 houses in Stinchcombe and if every household gave £25 per year (£2 per month) that would be £3750. Enough to pay the current insurance bill.

£50 per year per house would go a long way to securing the long term future of the Church and Vicar in Stinchcombe.

The questions to ask

I guess the questions we should ask ourselves are:

  • Do you want to continue to live in a village with a church in the long term?
  • Do you think that a church adds value to your community?
  • What would the community of Stinchcombe be like without the Church at its centre?

How to give

  • You can read more about the funding of St Cyrs on the churches website
  • You can donate a single one-off amount at Give a Little (gift aid can be added during payment)
  • You can set up a Standing order or making a BACS payment to
    • Stinchcombe Parochial Church Council
    • NatWest Sort Code: 55-61-38   Account: 03709450
  • You can talk to the Vicar Fiona

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Helping Hands

Matthew Tyndall Educational Foundation 2020

Educational Grants Available

This is the time of year when Grants are once again available from the Matthew Tyndall Educational Foundation. Grants are available for any Students in the Parish of Stinchcombe who are in any of the following:

  • Adult Education
  • University
  • College
  • Apprenticeships

N.B. To receive a grant you must be aged 18.

Anyone who lives in the Parish of Stinchcombe can apply for a grants from:

Matthew Tyndall Educational Foundation
(Charity number: 272353)
For help with the purchase of Books etc.

How to Apply to the Matthew Tyndall Foundation

Apply in writing to:

Matthew Tyndall Educational Foundation
Mrs C Cooke c/o
3 Coombe Gardens,
Stinchcombe
GL11 6AP

Apply by email:

email the Clerk

Cut off Date for Grant Applications

31st October 2020

Helping Hands

Dursley United Charity

DURSLEY UNITED CHARITY
Charity Number 248960

Students who live in the parishes of Dursley, Cam, Stinchcombe and Uley and who are in need of financial assistance for Further Education or Training can apply to Dursley United Charity before 30th September 2020

Application forms can be obtained from:

Mrs Anita Gambie,
Clerk to the Trustees, DUC,
c/o Dursley Town Council,
Jacob’s House,
Castle Street,
Dursley,
GL11 4BS

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