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Friday, January 04, 2008

The Trees of St. Mary's, revisited

Another comment appeared in the wee hours of the morning (Seattle time) on the blog entry The Trees of St. Mary's, and I thought the blog's readers should all see it:
Thank you for your kind and encouraging remarks. With hard work and wonderful support we were able to raise the sum of £6000 for the terminally ill Children of the Chestnut Tree Children's Hospice. For us this was a magnificent sum for such a short event. I send good wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.
For us Americans, that's over US$12,000 that St. Mary's raised for the the Chestnut Tree Children's Hospice, and if I remember correctly the hospice operates completely on charity, it has no government funding. What an excellent example St. Mary's set, and imaginative too!

(I keep trying to think how we at St. Bartholomew's might shamelessly "borrow" the idea, but here the trees would have to be outside in the cold Seattle rain -- and our occasional autumnal windstorms. Even firmly rooted trees don't always survive the latter.)


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