Church youth host fundraiser at Carrow Road 

HolyTrinityYouthYoung people from Holy Trinity, Norwich are heading to Uganda this summer serving a deprived community at risk of trafficking, and they invite you to a Reception at Carrow Road on May 8 to help raise funds needed to go.  

Ten young people from Holy Trinity Church, Norwich are preparing to spend two weeks in August in Uganda working alongside Christian organisation, Oasis

The young people, who are aged 14-18, will get practically involved in the programmes Oasis runs in the eastern region of Uganda, an area identified as one of the main sources of trafficking victims in the country. 

The team need to fundraise £21,000 in total which includes a sizeable donation to the work of Oasis Uganda, as well as flights, accommodation, travel and food. 
 
To raise funds Oasis and the young people are hosting a Canapés and Drinks Reception at the Top of the City room at Norwich City Football Club on Thursday May 8, 7.30pm catered by Delia’s. 

The youth of Holy Trinity Norwich will be helping to run the evening as well as providing musical entertainment, and there will be a presentation about how Oasis works in ten countries across the world to create thriving communities and change the lives of exploited individuals.
 
Tickets are £20 and there will be further chances to give through the evening. The dress code is smart casual.  For tickets or to make a donation please contact Lucy Winn on 01603 622225 or email youth@trinitynorwich.org.

Lucy Winn, Youth Worker at Holy Trinity, Norwich said: “We thought it would be great if, as well as the young people using their gifts to serve our own church, they could also use them to serve the wider church too. Oasis' interventions aim to reduce the vulnerability of young people to human trafficking and this is such a worthwhile cause to support, as human trafficking is such a horrific and prevailing problem in so many countries. Several of our young people wouldn't be able to go on the trip if they had to pay themselves.”

The experience will include working in a pre-school, with an education programme helping children who have missed school, as well as helping with a football club, health programmes, agricultural training programmes, and also with women’s savings groups so they can start their own businesses.
 
Lucy said: “The young people, as well as the leaders, are keen to help those less materially fortunate than us, but we're also looking forward to learning lots while we're in Uganda, both from the people we meet and through what God wants to say to us through the experience”.
 
Cheques can be made payable to ‘Oasis International Association’ and sent to Lucy Winn at Holy Trinity Church, 110a Trinity Street, Norwich, NR2 2BJ.

Top of the City, Norwich City Football Club, Carrow Road, Norwich NR1 1JE.  Parking will be free in the NCFC car park (Jarrold Stand).
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