Monday, 7 July 2014

The King's Church at Wisbech Rose Fair 2014

Henry Olonga sings at After Hours Live
We have had a busy, but productive weekend! The annual Wisbech Rose Fair was back again and The King's Church, Wisbech was more involved than ever! 
It began on Friday 4th July 2014 with our monthly After Hours Live event moving to the larger venue of the Queen Mary Centre. Here, an audience of around 60 people enjoyed listening to the singing and life stories of retired international test cricketer Henry Olonga. The usual After Hours Live standard of excellence was surpassed by Henry's exquisite singing. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all who came.
Clive in the rain after setting up the Gift Box
The following day saw the church gearing up for the Rose Fair parades. The Queen Mary Centre was open and teas and coffees were on sale for all those involved with the floats - this was manned by members from the church. At the same time there was a craft fair inside the Queen Mary Centre with many from the church having a stall as well as being organised together with the Ferry Project.
Our presence in the market place was wuite literally a 'present' this year! We hosted one of Stop The Traffik's UN.GIFT Boxes that catches the eye and helps to raise awareness about the problem of human trafficking. This is a problem in the Wisbech and Fenland area especially when it comes to the exploitation of labourers from foreign countries. Many meaningful conversations took place with hundreds of leaflets being given out, helping people to identify the signs of human trafficking as well as phone numbers to call if they spot something. 
Apart from being exhausted, we are really happy that wer were able to take part in the Rose Fair again and pray that we have made a positive impact on our community. Thank you to all those who gave their time and energy to help make all the various events a success!
Watch our Rose Fair 2014 video here:

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