Virtual Pancake Party

Report from Caroline Collins

This year due to the current situation we held a Virtual Pancake Party.

This was no normal party; this party was sponsored by Churches Together Liverpool. We were lucky enough to be granted £500 to help hold this party.

We worked in partnership with Kirkby Collaborative who put us in touch with schools who were willing to be involved, and others in the community and of course the children who attend our churches.

The money gave us the opportunity to work closely with Kirkby Church of England School, Ravenscroft Primary School and St Peters and Paul Roman Catholic School, plus the Tower Hill group that has been supporting families during the lockdown and the children in our parish.

Each family received a goody bag with the ingredients to make pancakes and an invitation to a Zoom Party. In total 175 bags were put together and delivered.

The schools and the Tower Hill group were delighted to receive the bags and the children were very happy. There were also very happy faces on doorsteps when they were delivered across the parish.

Then came the big day and the Zoom Party and although there were a few technical gremlins the party was a success with videos, games, songs and laughter and an explanation about pancakes and Lent, with over 60 screens during the zoom. We have had some very positive feedback from all concerned 

I would like to thank the participating schools, Tower Hill group and St Andrews, St Chads and St Martins for their support and the PCC who allowed us to apply for the grant. But most of all I would like to thank Churches Together Liverpool for their generous grant which enabled us to get excited at a time when it’s been rather dull.

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