NYD Webteam: November 2016
Major Barrie Sampson and his wife, Maria, from the Salvation Army at Catterick came to the Gayle Toy service to receive the Christmas toys brought by the folk from Hawes, Gayle and the surrounding area. The gifts will be re-distributed amongst families initially in the Colburn area.
Rev Janet Park led the service, on behalf of the Upper Dales Churches Together with around 60 folk present, including members of the local Brownie pack who gave a memorable rendition of the 12 days of Christmas, with actions, and the congregation provided the 'backing group; including Rev Dave Clark, in attendance for his first Toy service, after being inducted into his post only a couple of weeks ago.
Many folk stayed for refreshments served in the schoolroom afterward- with Barrie & Maria being most grateful for the generosity of the local people.
A rewarding afternoon someone commented.
We have since received a thank you letter from Barrie and Maria:
To Reverend Janet, all the congregation, brownies and friends of Gayle Chapel.
Maria & I just want to say a very big Thank You for the invitation to come and to share with you on the first Sunday of Advent and share in your toy service.
We of course want to say thank you for donating the toys to The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal 2016, and offer our thanks in advance on behalf of the families who will receive them.
We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful start to the New Year 2017.
God Bless you all,
Barrie Sampson. Major
The Salvation Army Catterick
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