Ladies Friendship Circle
On 11th June our ladies and some husbands visited Janet and Brian Burgin’s home. The weather was good enough to allow us to wander round their lovely garden.
We then enjoyed a very tasty supper and raised £46 for Wishes for Kids.
A Helping Hand
Inspired from a suggestion by a Scout to ‘help their local community’, our churchyard was recently given a good tidy up. In spite of it being one of the dampest and coldest days of the spring half term holidays, around a dozen Syston Scouts and some sisters and a couple of mums eagerly awaited their delegated task. Wayne Evans, Scout leader and his wife were organised with equipment and the team set to work.
Paths were revealed, even the secret path from Rectory to Church can now be seen, brambles attacked, wildflower seeds sown and two insect hotels erected.
After a final clear up of their cuttings, they were pleased to look back proudly on the difference they had made. Their enthusiasm, hard work and respect they showed for this special space in their community is to be commended.
In a time when the youth of our society seem always to be knocked, Well Done Scouts and helpers.
Many thanks to you all.
Brian Middleton, Church Warden, and St Peter & St Paul Church.
Wayne Evans, Scout Leader said: “There were approximately 12 of us there on the night. The spades, forks pruners etc…were donated by a company called Fiskars Ltd who manufacture Gardening equipment and the weedkiller and the two Insect Hotels which we put up in the churchyard were donated by Doff Portland Ltd. In total we estimated we moved approximately 500 Kgs of branches, weeds and dirt from the path, all of which we took away with us. We uncovered approximately eight headstones that had been covered by weeds and ivy and we sowed a few wild flowers.
We are very grateful for the generous support of Fiskars and Doff Portland Ltd.”
As part of the service on June 15th about creation some of the children and adults from this service scattered wild flower seeds outside under the east window of the church. This will also be their contribution to Syston in Bloom 2014.
WW1 Commemoration Service
Sunday 10th August
St Peter and St Paul’s church will be holding a service to commemorate the start of WW1 and remember the local men who died in that terrible conflict in the evening of Sunday 10th August. The church will also be open during the afternoon of that day for people to come in for private prayer and reflection. More details of times etc in the August issue of Syston Town News.