Holy Trinity, Fareham
Hampshire and the Islands
Since 1988, Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches Trust (HIHCT) has helped more than 300 churches and chapels of all denominations with grants and loans in excess of £540,000, for essential repairs, renovation and restoration. The bulk of this money has been raised by Riders and Striders who, each year, set out on foot, by bike or on horseback to visit as many churches as they can in a day.
This year, Ride+Stride is on Saturday 8th September 2018. 50% of the sponsorship money raised goes to the church of the participant’s choice; the other 50%, plus Gift Aid, goes to HIHCT to make much-needed grants and loans to churches across the region.
There are various ways you can help and join in on the day:
Cycle, walk, run, ride, drive – or even use your bus pass – to visit participating churches; invite family, friends, and colleagues to sponsor you (or your dog!)
Be a ‘meeter and greeter’ in your church for part of the day or provide cakes and refreshments for the Riders and Striders
Sponsor friends or family taking part.
To register as a participant, for further information on what’s happening in Hampshire and the Islands, or to request a sponsorship form from your Ride+Stride Organiser click on the link or send us an email. If you would like to donate to Hampshire and The Islands Historic Churches Trust, visit https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/hampshireandtheislandshistoricchurchestrust.
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