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The Oxhill News

February 2005


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Tsunami Appeal

The tragic events in the Indian Ocean on December 26th will remain in our memories.  To be so suddenly left alone losing husbands, wives, sons and daughters as well as being homeless, losing all one’s possessions and without readily available food and drinking water to us in the Western world is quite incomprehensible.  Talking to Colin Locke on New Year’s Eve, he told us that he had just been to the 55,000th funeral at Oakley Wood since it opened in 1971, some 34 years ago and here we were listening to news reports of at least 150,000 dying in one day in this disaster.  To put this into perspective, the crematorium would have to continue to operate at a similar capacity for over 92 years to cremate all those lost.  This really brought home the size of the devastation. 

The local community of Tysoe, Whatcote and Oxhill and Stour Valley all turned out in force on Saturday 15th January to support a Coffee Morning.  We are delighted to announce that we raised £1,440.15, which has been sent to the disaster appeal fund.  We had so many items donated, but please be assured that anything left over has either been taken to the Red Cross, or passed to other events being held in the future to raise funds for this cause. 

Very many thanks to all who donated items and supported this event. 

St. Mary’s and The Methodist Church & Stour Valley FWC

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