Redditch Salvation Army corps thanks residents and prepares for special visit (From Redditch Advertiser)
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Redditch Salvation Army corps thanks residents and prepares for special visit
3:00pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 in Local
THE Redditch corps of The Salvation Army would like to thank everyone for their generosity in giving food, toys and monetry donations for its 2012 Christmas Appeal.
Territorial envoy Corinne Seabridge said the response was overwhelming, and organisers weren so thankful for the kindness and generosity shown.
She added: “We were able to provide toys and food parcels to those in need over the Christmas period and would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who donated.”
The Redditch corps is expecting a very special visit soon, when 70-year-old Andy Peddle drops in. Mr Peddle is heading into Redditch as part of an 18-month sponsored walk across the UK to raise money for The Salvation Army's work with homeless people and victims of human trafficking.
He will visit the Redditch Salvation Army Hall in Ipsley street on Monday, February 4 at 9am and then The Salvation Army charity shop, Evesham Road, at 10am as part of his walk to the majority of Salvation Army churches and charity shops in the UK.
Mr Peddle hopes to raise awareness and much needed funds to help others.
He said: “The Salvation Army has a long history of offering practical support to people who are vulnerable and in need. The Salvation Army's saying - 'Heart to God, hand to man' has inspired me to take on this challenge.”
Members of the public are welcome to come and see him and can also leave donations at both venues.
Alternatively they can support and donate by visiting justgiving.com/andy-peddle or through Facebook and Twitter - salvationarmyuk.