FUND RAISING FOR THE DEREHAM TOWN PASTORS
To enable the training of Town Pastors the committee need to raise £2000 so that a training programme can be arranged. The training includes, among other things the role of a Town Pastor and their relationship with both the Police and other local authority agencies. Although operating independently of the police and other agencies the Town Pastor has to be aware of the protocols governing their interaction with the young people that they will come into contact with. Also; Safeguarding and working with young people, Drug awareness and basic First aid. The Pastors are not allowed to render fist aid but need to have sufficient knowledge to be able to brief medical staff should the need arise. (i.e. a Paramedic) The funds for the training programme have to be in place before Recruitment can begin.
Once the training funds have been raised a further £3000 will need to be raised to provide uniforms, insurance and back up equipment. i.e. dedicated mobile phones, Identity cards and other necessary items. Although the number of Town Pastors recruited will affect the amount needing to be be raise it will also govern the number of days they will be able to provide a presence on the streets.
If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of setting up and the running expenses of the Town Pastors please speak to Val Dodsworth our Treasurer. She can be contacted either by phone or email as follows:-
Phone - 01362 654327
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
It is hoped to set up an on line method of giving in the very near future.
So far this year members of the committee have undertaken two major fundraising activities.
The first was a Quiz Night with a Fish and Chip Supper. This event was held at the Dereham Baptist Church and raised £300.
The 2nd event was a Bric-A-Brac Stall held in Nelson Place Dereham. This event raised £236:40. Have a look at the events gallery for photographs of this event.
Five Dereham churches have made the commitment to be active in their support and care for the Young Adults of the Dereham Community.
WE CARE FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE
If YOU do as well why not get involved?