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AN APPEAL has gone out to churches around Brackley to collect tinned food and toiletries for Bosnia.
Helmdon‘s vicar the Rev. John Roberts has been collecting goods at churches in his parishes for the war torn country, but has now appealed to other churches in the area to do the same.
Fundraiser Sue Lidgley, who swelled the appeal with a raffle raising £243, explained that at Helmdon church they had been collecting just toiletries until told of the need for food supplies.
“They are desperate for food so we have expanded the collections.
“There should be no pork products so tins of baked beans with pork sausages are out, but apparently fish like tuna and sardines is very popular.
“And we have to bear in mind that there are usually no facilities for heating the food so it has to be edible straight from the tin,” she explained.
Next Friday, May 7th, people have a chance to see a video and photographs of what conditions are like in Bosnia.
John and Glenys Nix, who have made eight mercy missions, will hold an appeal open day at their daughter’s home at Coldharbour Farm in Radstone, from 10.30 a.m. – 4p.m. There will be cake and bring and buy stalls as the couple hopes to raise money to finance the next trip. They own a lorry and need £500 to cover the basic costs of getting there and back.
Anyone interested in collecting supplies for delivery in Bosnia or who would like to support their efforts will be welcome at Coldharbour Farm next Friday.

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