Co-op Local Community Fund

St Oswald’s Church Bollington has now been chosen as a
Co-op Local Community Fund cause!

Our funding round runs from 25th October 2020 until 23rd Oct 2021, and we will hope to receive two lump sum payments, the first in April 2021 and the second one next November. This very welcome money will go towards completing our building development and supporting our ongoing costs in providing care and services for our local community.

Every time you shop in the Co-op using your loyalty card, three local charities benefit. You can support all three, or if you log in through the members’ portal, please select St Oswald’s Church, Bollington (and encourage your family and friends to do the same!). In addition if you buy selected Co-op branded products you will earn a percentage for the nominated local causes, as well as earning your own points to spend at your leisure. Ideal when you’re stocking up in advance for those Christmas stockings!

So, if you aren’t already a Co-op member, simply get yourself a Co-op card and use it whenever you shop at the Co-op, in person or online! You can apply for a card online here or just ask one of the check-out staff in store.

Enjoy shopping locally and thank you for your continued support.

The Giving Machine

A new way to support our parish every time you shop on line.

St Oswald’s has signed up to The Giving Machine – a charity which works in much the same way as Easyfundraising. You can join by registering online (it’s free to do so) and then going to the Giving Machine website BEFORE you start shopping.

  • You can register as an individual with up to 4 different causes (who will each share in the benefits raised by your shopping).
  • You can register for Gift Aid when you sign up, so you can maximise the benefit for your cause(s).
  • You can raise up to 0.7% from Amazon with The Giving Machine

You can still support us through Easyfundraising as before. You may find that some retailers are available on one of these fundraising organisations but not on the other. You may find that one of them provides a larger contribution to our cause than the other. We will keep the situation under review over the coming months.

U-tube video about The Giving machine

How to sign up…

  • Start by visiting The Giving Machine website
  • Sign up as an individual
  • Click on “For Shoppers” (top menu bar) and then select “Support a cause” from the drop-down menu
  • Enter our code in the search field – 266632
  • (or you can type “Bollington” in the search field and then select “Anglican parish of Bollington PCC” from the list)

How to support us when you shop…

  • Start by visiting The Giving Machine website
  • Click on “For Shoppers” (top menu bar) and then select “Go Shopping” from the drop-down menu
  • Include this page in your “Favourites” so you can go straight to it next time
  • Choose a retailer from those listed and then shop
  • REMEMBER – you can ONLY raise money for your cause(s) if you choose the retailer from the Giving Machine page. If you go to the retailer’s website directly, your purchases will cost you exactly the same BUT your cause(s) will NOT RECEIVE a donation

The site also offers a downloadable “Desktop Reminder”, but at present this only works with some browsers (it currently doesn’t work with Microsoft Edge, for example).

St Oswald’s Autumn Fair

2.00pm to 4.00pm at St Oswald’s

Our Annual Fundraiser

A huge thank you to all who worked so hard to make this a success, and to all who came along and supported us. We raised nearly £2,000 for Parish Funds!

Special thanks to The Moss Rose Community Band and to the local businesses that provided sponsorship or raffle prizes:
The Cotton Tree
Chadwick’s Newsagent
Tapa
The Crown
The Lime Tree Restaurant
74 Delicatessen
The Cock and Pheasant
Essential Beauty
The Beefeater Springwood Way
Bollington Print Shop
Bellfield’s Bakery
Bacchus Restaurant
Briscola Restaurant
Bollington Balloons
JJJ Heathcote
The Green
The Church House Inn
The Village Florist

Gin Flight at St Oswald’s

55 people participated in our Gin Flight evening to mark St Oswald’s Day. We enjoyed a variety of gins selected by our host for the evening Heather Kirk (of Concepts of Wine & Dine). Most of the gins had some sort of Ecclesiastical connection. There was also a raffle with many other gin-related prizes.

The event was held to raise funds for our New Kitchen project.

This one was certainly different. It was black. And like Marmite, some enjoyed it, others were not keen.

Afternoon Tea at St Oswald’s – All Welcome

Sunday 1 July 2018

An event to raise funds for the work of the parish.

Sunday Afternoon Tea will be served again on 1 July from 3pm to 5pm! Join us to enjoy cakes, company and crafts and cake. There will be a short performance by our Puppet Group.

Here are a few pictures from last month’s event: