Youth at St Erconwalds build their own shelters in solidarity with Philippines

On Saturday night youth from St Erconwald’s Church in Walton-on-Thames held an overnight vigil leading in to Youth Sunday. The young people made and sold cakes and gingerbread houses to raise money for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

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Not only did they raise money they also spent time in prayer in reflection and, on the cold night, built their own shelters in the Church grounds to experience what life is like when one doesn’t have a comfortable bed and solid walls to help you feel safe.

Lucy Jardine, Parishioner who helped organise the event, said that the vigil was organised by when the Typhoon hit we changed our plans and decided to focus on the Typhoon.

The night was a great success. Not only did all involved have a great time but they spent time in prayer for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan and raised over £180 for CAFOD’s appeal. Thanks to all those who took part, organised, bought cakes, prayed and donated.




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