Help For Haiti Dance Day


simple dances from around the world
with guest leaders.

A nun with a child

Date April 6th. 2pm - 5.30pm
8 (children 4) includes tea-time treats.
Barnham Community Hall, (near the Station), Yapton Road, Barnham, West Sussex PO22 0AX
Click here for a Google Map centred on the Car Park

Dance leaders from West Sussex teach simple dances from around the world.
In 2012 one of the sisters of the Society of St. Margaret - Sister Pam Radford, an experienced dance teacher - came to Barnham to teach the dances and tell us more about the Mission in Haiti.
With donated raffle prizes and items for a table top sale. Other than paying for the hall, all proceeds go to the Haiti Appeal of the St. Saviours Priory, London and will be used to help the nuns re-establish and continue their work. For more information please contact Janet Douglas.

Sr. Marie Margaret in the refugee camp at College St. Pierre, Haiti
Sr. Marie Margaret in the refugee camp at College St. Pierre, Haiti

The Society of St. Margaret of the Anglican Church

Many of you may be aware that most of the 'official' disaster funds meant for Haitians are still not reaching the people - and the U.N. added to their woes by introducing cholera to the island. But whatever we raise is used directly by Sisters to provide meals not only for themselves and the residents of the Foyer Notre Dame, but also for their relatives, employees, and the multitudes who come to them looking for help. The Sisters also provide counsel ,clothing and other basic necessities to those who need them. They run a scholarship program for children who otherwise would be left out of school for lack of ability to pay even minimal fees. The Sisters direct the making of embroidered church linens, to be sold to churches throughout the U. S. and Canada so local women learn a trade and earn money to help support their families. They run a home for the homeless elderly. This work has been in continuous service since 1962, and is supported entirely by donations.

The Sisters of The Society of St. Margaret wrote:
"We would like to thank you for your generous gift in support of our Sisters in Haiti. Even as we have recently commemorated the second anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, it is heartbreaking that the people there continue to struggle with the aftermath.
We remain humbled by the outpouring of support as the Sisters in Haiti continue to face overwhelming challenges and unique problems on a daily basis. Please know that your gift will directly help those in need as the Sisters reach out, providing education, meals, clothing, comfort and hope.
We thank you for your generosity and ask that you please keep the Sisters and the people of Haiti in your prayers."

The latest information on their efforts can be found on the Sisters of St. Margaret website (they are the Boston based convent directly involved in Haiti).

ruined building of Foyer Notre Dame, Haiti  temporary school building, Haiti
A ruined building of the Foyer Notre Dame and a temporary school building being built.

Help For Haiti Dance day

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