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Brighton and Hove City Mission

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Total raised so far £0.00

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[p]Please could you help us to raise funds for this guitar and a case[/p][p][url=https://www.gak.co.uk/en/yamaha-apx-t2-travel-guitar-black/76455]https://www.gak.co.uk/en/yamaha-apx-t2-travel-guitar-black/76455[/url][/p][p][url=http://www.bhcm.org.uk/teams/rest-homes]The Rest Homes team[/url], which has been operating for thirteen years, consists of one part-time team leader, one part-time team member, and 23 volunteers. The team visit 26 homes across Brighton and Hove with a monthly service and to befriend individual residents. The team works in partnership with the local church to re-connect residents with their Christian faith or introduce them to Christianity for the first time. The team are from 12 different churches, enabling them to minister interdenominationally. Last year the team interacted with residents on 2795 separate occasions. The services often take place in the communal lounge and begin with the team greeting each resident. This is followed by a simple act of Christian worship incorporating familiar hymns, prayers, and an illustrated talk. Levels of dementia and disability differ from home to home, so the services are tailored to meet the needs of the residents. Each individual can choose whether or not to attend the presentation in the communal lounge. Following the service, the team spend time with each of the residents offering kindness and companionship[/p][p]Travelling around the rest homes with a acoustic guitar is an important part of their ministry, because residents love to hear music and love to sing! But travelling with a large acoustic guitar can often be problematic, not only for the limited room on the buses, but often in the homes themselves space is at a premium. The Yamaha APXT2 costs £189 and is half the size of the guitar being used, which would make it perfect not just for travelling, but also in one to one situations when visiting residents in their rooms.The guitar would most definitely be a valued and well looked after member of the team.[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][img][/img][img][/img][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

05 Sep 2019


Sep 5, 2019


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid