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Money flows in for church charity

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: December 17, 2013

By Belinda Hargreaves

  • Trinity Church Christmas Market.

  • Trinity Church Christmas Market Betty Ward.

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A FESTIVE market at a Leek church has helped raise cash for charity.

The Charity Christmas Market at Trinity Church ran during the Leek Lights Switch On Event on Friday, November 15, as well as the following day at the Derby Street church.

The event saw lots of stalls offering a variety of Christmas gifts from jewellery, and hand-made gifts.

Proceeds will be put to the church's SWIM Project. SWIM (Safe Water Is Manageable) is about providing safe, clean water for rural parts of Uganda.

Reverend Richard Pop at Trinity Church said: "We are doing this project for a year as a thanksgiving for the work we did on the building recently. So instead of thinking about our needs, we are thinking of others who don't have access to clean water, which we really take for granted in this country. There are images on YouTube of children collecting water from something that is little more than a hole by the side of the road, and they are sharing this "well" with animals."

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