The Bolton-le-Sands Church and rooms sits on an elevated position in the village and commands views over the Lancaster Canal and Morecambe Bay to the Lakeland Hills.
Main Road, Bolton-le-Sands, Carnforth. LA5 8D
Marjorie Turner celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at an Afternoon Tea Party at Bolton-le-Sands United Reformed Church hall on 3rd July.
On a lovely sunny afternoon we welcomed a party of forty-seven asylum seekers plus helpers from Manchester. Liz Kam , Yolande and John Burnsí daughter, is a Church Related Community Worker and she arranged for the group to visit the area for the day. They had travelled to Silverdale where there were activities and a barbecue lunch hosted by our friends from Hest Bank U.R.C. At 4.30 pm the coach arrived and we greeted the visitors to share in an afternoon tea of scones and cakes with fruit juice, tea or coffee. The party, which comprised of all ages, were very friendly and appreciated the hospitality they had received. Thanks go to those who helped with preparing the hall for this occasion and Margaret Carter and friends for organising the food.
We are now sponsoring Ganizani Phiri, a boy from Rumphi in northern Malawi in Africa . He was born in 2001 and is one of a family of five children. The family is Christian and they speak Chewa. The house where they live is made of mud baked bricks and has a thatched roof.
Where Ganizani lives is a district characterised by hills, valleys, a tropical climate and unspoilt indigenous forests. Most families like Ganizaniís rely on farming for food and income.
With only one hospital, one health centre, one doctor and an average 10kms walk to the nearest health facilities, families like Ganizaniís lack any form of healthcare.
Children walk up to 8kms a day to reach school where the teacher pupil ratio is 1:81. Boys are given preferential treatment when it comes to education. Ganizani is fortunate and goes to the local school where he is learning to read and write.
We receive news of Ganizani regularly. The letter includes his drawings of things that most children, especially boys, enjoy.