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Flower festival raises £400 for WaterAid

 
Created on 25/07/2017 @ 17:10
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A historic chapel near Newtown has raised over £400 for the charity WaterAid.

Pentre Llifior Methodist Chapel held a flower festival entitled "The Voice of Creation" when the money was raised at the chapel near Bettws Cedewain.

The charity, dedicated to improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene for some of the world’s poorest people, will receive the money later this week. 

Mandy Thomas, Treasurer of the chapel said: "We are delighted that this amount has been raised. The visitors were very generous in their giving and this will enable WaterAid in their efforts to bring the most basic of human needs - clean water - to those less fortunate."

“The literature provided by WaterAid shows what might be bought with these donations ranging from as little as £15 which can enable one person access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation, on to £100 which could pay for the construction of one tube well in Nepal and £400 which could provide a tap stand in Bangladesh, as well as many other projects of varying costs in between.”

Mandy added: “A steady stream of visitors throughout also enjoyed munching in to bacon baps during the Saturday morning "Bacon Buddies" session with later callers over the weekend partaking of homemade cakes and drinks. Rev. Bill Rowell of Welshpool rounded off the event with a rousing praise service.”

The chapel is a registered Methodist Heritage site and is open on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons April - September inclusive. It also offers both car parking and toilet facilities (suitable for disabled access).

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