Airport West Uniting Church joined the Coffee Cup Challenge for the first time in 2019.
“I have friends who attend St Leonard’s Brighton Beach Uniting Church and they spoke about the Coffee Cup Challenge with great enthusiasm,” says Airport West Uniting Church congregation member, Valerie Thompson.
“I was inspired to put the idea to our congregation, who accepted the challenge with open arms.”
On Sunday 23 February, 2 days prior to Pancake Day this year, Coffee Cup Challenge participants attended a special service and came forward to place their contributions into one large basket.
Over $4,200 was raised to help some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in our communities.
“This was a very humbling and emotional experience for all who took part, knowing that their money would be put to good use,” says Valerie.
“We were blown away by the generosity of everyone who took part.
“Everyone then enjoyed pancakes, which were served for morning tea to say thank you.
“It was immediately decided that we would take part in the Coffee Cup Challenge again in 2020/21.”