On the evening of Friday 31st August 2018 members from Saint Margaret’s Parish Church in Brotton, Saint Helen’s Parish Church in Carlin How, and Saint Leonard’s Church in Loftus hosted a joint Safari Supper. Guests began with a sherry course and a starter in Brotton before being treated to a home-cooked main course in Loftus; the evening then concluded with pudding and cheese at the Jubilee Hall in Carlin How Village. At the Jubilee Hall guests were also treated to music entertainment, a raffle and a quiz. A good time was had by all.
At the end of the evening the event had made a remarkable £459 which following expenses became a profit of £143 for each of the three East Cleveland parishes churches!
Father Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus, Carlin How and Skinningrove said, “This evening’s joint social and fundraising event between the three parishes has been a significant success, not just in terms of fundraising, but perhaps more importantly in terms of bringing together our three parish communities in a joint endeavour and in a social activity. A lot of hard work has gone into making this event such a success and I want to thank my colleague Father Jonathan Rhodes and everyone who has worked so hard to make this event such an amazing success!”
It is envisaged that there will be another joint Safari Supper in August next year. Watch this space for details!