Warm “real” maple syrup poured over a stack of fluffy pancakes with a side of sausages, topped off with ice cream and other sweet delights – could it get any better than that? More than 75 friends and family filled the hall and sat down to a lively enjoyable dinner on Shrove Tuesday. The crew in the kitchen were kept quite busy as some returned for seconds. We raised $522.12 (88 tickets sold) for Rachel’s Home in Lesotho, our international mission to support an HIV/AIDS orphanage and community school. A great big thank you to all our guests for your generous support, shoppers, cooks, servers, set up and cleanup crews and photographer. Did you know that pancakes, in Christianity, represent the four pillars of the Christian faith – eggs for creation, flour as the mainstay of the human diet, salt for wholesomeness and milk for purity? We may offer another pancake supper this fall.
In September, a team from Central joined Johan and his team from Cambridge Memorial Hospital in the Run for the Grapes in St. Catharines.
And the numbers are in. The run raised $5,933 for Rachel’s Home. This money will help us ensure that the children at Rachel’s Home continue to have a safe Christian home and a quality education. With your help, we are building a better future.
Thank-you to everyone who participated and everyone who supported our efforts. We’d like to extend a special word of thanks to Johan and his team. They’ve been there for us, running and raising money for Rachel’s Home for 7 years. Their support has been crucial to our efforts to make a difference in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children.