Tring outreach group celebrates 100th meeting

The Tring Justice & Peace Group's 100th meeting saw the presentation of a cheque for �2,000 by town mayor Roxanne Ransley, left, to Ugandan school representative Mary Own, right
The Tring Justice & Peace Group's 100th meeting saw the presentation of a cheque for �2,000 by town mayor Roxanne Ransley, left, to Ugandan school representative Mary Own, right

An outreach steering group in Tring celebrated its 100th meeting with an open event at the town’s Corpus Christi Church Hall.

The Justice & Peace Group is affiliated to the Churches Together in Tring and is dedicated to supporting those in need, both at home and overseas.

The meeting was a chance to showcase past projects and achievements – including maintaining the town’s Fairtrade status – and among the guests were town mayor Roxanne Ransley and Canon Vincent Berry, the parish priest for the town’s Catholic Corpus Christi Church.

The event – in Langdon Street – also promoted the group’s current project, which is helping to build a school in a poor area of Uganda.

Councillor Ransley presented a cheque for £2,000 to the school’s representative, Mary Owen, along with new toys and books.

A special mention was given to pupils from Bishop Wood Junior School in Frogmore Street, Tring, after they raised £50 towards the cause by holding a cake sale as well as donating toys and books.

The schoolchildren also wrote a letter to their African counterparts, which the group hopes will be the start of a long-standing friendship.

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