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Pupils Get Muddy For Charity

Toddlers, Nursery and Reception pupils wore wellies and waterproofs ready to get messy during a sponsored walk for charity.
Around thirty children from Puddleducks Playgroup, nursery and reception at Church in Wales school, Ysgol Trefnant, took part in the 'The Muddy Puddle' sponsored walk around a field to raise money for Save the Children.
As well as the walk, the children enjoyed a host of other muddy themed activities including mud kitchen cooking and potion making, worm hunts in the mud, muddy welly and hand prints, and a muddy chocolate cake sale.
Claire Glaister, Nursery/Reception teacher, organised the event: “The children had a fantastic time on the walk and thoroughly enjoyed getting messy!
“Previously we have participated in the NSPCC Big Toddle walk, but this is the first time we have done this particular charity evet.
“We decided to hold the event as we are focusing on the Christian value of ‘generosity' this term. Children are learning about unconditional generosity, being generous to people who may not be able to repay them in kind.”
“In total we have raised £450 which is brilliant, and I’m thrilled it went so well. I would like to thank all the members of staff at Ysgol Trefnant that made the day so brilliant, and the children’s families and friends for all their help and support on the day

Competition to host free charity event in St Asaph Cathedral

Applications are being sought from charitable organisations across North Wales to host an event or concert in one of the region’s most prestigious venues, completely free of charge.
St Asaph Cathedral will waive the standard £700 fee for the winner of the competition as part of its commitment to support local charities and worthy causes.
Previously one charity had been selected but this year three organisations have been chosen to run events in the Cathedral.On 7July the Colwyn Bay Group of Amnesty International UK held an evening of poetry, music and personal stories entitled Refugees: Reflections in Words and Music. In November, the cancer charity, Tenovus, is holding its annual Lovelight concert.Finally, Dangerpoint, a safety awareness charity based at Talacre, is moving its annual fundraising Christmas Carol Concert from Eaton Chapel, on the Duke of Westminster’s Estate, to the Cathedral.
The Dean of St Asaph Cathedral, the Very Reverend Nigel Williams said: “The application process is now open for charities to apply to use the Cathedral free of charge to host an event in 2018.
“We look forward to hearing from charities across North Wales hoping to use the Cathedral in new, innovative and exciting ways.”
The Cathedral is currently undergoing a third of a million-pound refurbishment which will see a new café, community meeting rooms and toilets open later in the summer.
More than £130,000 of grants were secured from various funding bodies, including WREN (£50,000) and the Garfield Weston Foundation (£25,000). The rest of the money has been raised by the Cathedral or left as legacies.In addition, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded a development grant for interactive activities to safeguard and promote the Cathedral’s historical and religious treasures.A further funding application for £243,100 has been submitted to take forward these development ideas.
St Asaph Cathedral, which is one of the oldest in Wales, tells the stories of St Asaph and St Kentigern and was instrumental in the preservation of the Welsh language through the translation of the Bible into Welsh. Today it houses one of only 20 known copies of the original William Morgan Bible dating from 1588 but urgently needs new facilities to preserve the manuscript for future generations.
To apply for free use of St Asaph Cathedral, please visit http://stasaph.churchinwales.org.uk/cathedral/competition/