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Send a Child to Hucklow

SACH Treasurer runs the London Marathon in 2hr 56min! E-mail
Monday 23rd April 2012
David Ogden
Send a Child Hon. Treasurer, David Ogden, fulfilled his ambition, (after which he had already vowed to give up such trials!), of running the Marathon in under 3 hours.

Congratulations to him – and in raising over £1000 for SACH in sponsorship… still available for a little while via the link at

Well done Stella and her boys E-mail
Sunday 1st April 2012 (updated 04/05/12)
Stella and sons, John left and Matthew right
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Stella, the Manager at the Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow, along with her sons John (left) and Matthew completed the 'Endurer Challenge' on 31st March 2012 and in so doing raised £2,268.42 sponsorship in aid of the 'Send a Child to Hucklow Fund'.

Anyone one wishing to add to Stella's achievements should fill in the 'Sponsorship' Form and sending it to Rev Chris Goacher the Fund Treasurer (details on the form).

Forthcoming Events E-mail
Sunday 15th April 2012
Concert at Belper Chapel – Christina Smith and friends – April 28th at 8.00pm

“Christianity, community and social concern” E-mail
Monday 30th January 2012
Long-standing SACH Trustee R J ("Reg") Ash's solidly-researched and recently-published, splendid "History of the Liverpool Domestic Mission Society from 1836"... to the time he became Warden in 1969, is now on sale. All profits of the sale, price £10, we think, go to Send a Child.

Reg is currently writing his "memoirs" as Warden ( a sort of "History", part 2 ), and we wish him speedy progress in that eneterprise!

Bentley Operatic Society are giving a Concert in aid of Send a Child at Ullet Road Unitarian Church, Liverpool, on Saturday, 7th July 2012. Thank you in advance to their members.

Our 50th Anniversary Appeal is up and Running! E-mail
Friday 27th January 2012
Thank you already to those individuals and organisations who have made donations - both considerable and small!

Individual folk…

are doing all sorts of things to raise money for us:

Charlie (5) and Joseph (7) Helliwell sold unwanted toys at the Underbank Chapel, Stannington, Table Top Sale.

Stella Burney, Nightingale Centre Manager, said thank you to Maggie Lowthian for the splendid patches on her damaged favourite dungarees with a donation to SACH… and Stella is also competing in the 'Endurer Challenge' on 31st March 2012 with all money raised going to the Send a Child to Hucklow Fund (SACH). If you would like to sponsor Stella fill in the 'Sponsorship Form' and send it to Rev Chris Goacher the Fund Treasurer (details on the form).

Some people have “Jars of Grace” to collect small change…

Emma Skeldon of Stalybridge asked family and friends to donate to SACH in lieu of presents at her family Christening celebration

London Marathon

IT IS TRUE! The SACH Hon. Treasurer, David Ogden, is in preparation for the London Marathon on 22nd April. He has this to say…

"…With less than three months to go, I have launched my London Marathon Virgin Money Giving page.

I run regularly, but this is the first time I have asked for sponsorship for a long time. I would be grateful for any donations.

I am also pleased to have received a message of support from David Bedford.
See: .

Please feel free to publicise these links. I have prepared a paper sponsor form as well for people who prefer to donate by cash or cheque. Thank you for your support".

We hear David recently practiced on a half-marathon… and came 6th in a field of over 400!

10K Race

WE HAVE ANOTHER RUNNER TOO! Sue Woolley, Secretary of the Unitarian Association for Lay Ministry, invites sponsorship for a 10km race in May. She already has over £300 of sponsorship from participants in the recent FUSE gathering – "South of the Trent"! Sue's Sponsorship Form

Thank you to them both!


Urmston had a "Lucky Dip" when visiting Great Hucklow. Several congregations had a variety of Christmas collections – Bradford, Cross Street, Manchester, Bury, Mansfield, York (plus an appeal througout December), Flowery Field, Chorley.

Horwich made a generous donation, and Ipswich have held a variety of "bits&bobs" sales.

Revs John (a SACH Trustee) and Beryl Allerton of Bury held an "At Home".

Special Services have been held at Cirencester, Oldham, Mansfield ( with some SACH children and leaders ), Kendal.

Some of the Pudsey church sale monies will come to us too…we hear at the YUU.

You can download:-

The Anniversary Appeal Poster (A4 or A3)
The Appeal Leaflet (.pdf)
Standing Order and Gift Aid Form(.pdf) or (.pub)
The Ideas for Kids fund-raising Leaflet (.pdf) or (.doc)
A Legacy Leaflet(.pdf) or (.doc)
The latest "Annual Report and Appeal"(.pdf)

To all Unitarian Congregations : Celebrate!

Even if you have other fund-raising priorities, we hope you will use the special Worship Service, created by SACH Trustee Rev Derek Smith, and circulated to all Unitarian congregations and their designated worship-leaders, to celebrate with us 50 years of a unique Unitarian social service project in a special place.

Trevor and Sheila Jones CD

Featuring several old favourites and original songs from the 60s Wythenshawe folk club scene, recorded by John Hewerdine, this is available for £5, all going to “Send a Child”. Available by contacting the Hon. Secretary.


The Send A Child To Hucklow Fund originated in 1961 and became a registered charity (No. 271585) in 1976.
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