A new month has begun and we're all excited to see what this month has in store for us within the Village.

Over the last few months our country has faced devastating news of hateful crimes, but what we've learnt is that we stand strong and that we stand together. It would be great this month for our community to come together and support each other. For this month lets try to do at least one act of kindness, from helping someone cross the road, to helping raise money for charity, or even just helping you're neighbour. "When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world" - Harold Kushner

In April I had the opportunity to visit a spiritual community in Italy, read about my experience in one of their temples. It's your last chance to raise money for Sue Corlett, who is raising funds for a new Scout Hut, more here. Tickets to see the Hagley theatre group performance of 'Sister Act', between Wednesday 11th and Saturday 14th of October are now on sale, more information here.

Esther Gittoes

At the Shoppers Coffee concert on 5 May, given by the students of Haybridge and Catholic High Schools in the Free Church, donations totalling £258.05 were gratefully received and sent to Birmingham Children's Hospital. Thanks to all.
David Tubb