Please note that this site is no longer being updated – our All Saints for Everyone relaunch and latest news can all be found on the main parish website, www.parishoffleet.org.uk
You will be able to speak with our architect and members of the rebuilding and fundraising teams. Come and learn more about the project and find out how you can get involved.
Refreshments will be available to buy from our coffee bar all day and light lunches will also be on sale to raise money for the rebuild.
The walk organised by Fleet Rotary is 8.2 miles around Fleet’s nature reserves and the Basingstoke Canal.
If you would like to sponsor him, click on the button below to go to Mark’s sponsorship page:
If the button doesn’t work, click on this link or copy the link into your browser: http://mydonate.bt.com/donation/v4/donate.html?event=224137 Thank you for your support.
If you’d like to join Mark on the Fun Walk see the details here. If you want to set up your own sponsorship page for All Saints Fund click here.
Join Fleet Fun Walk (FFW 2018) organised by Fleet Rotary
on Saturday 28th April 2018.
100% of all your sponsor funds will go to All Saints Fund
Our Vicar, Revd Mark Hayton, will be walking in aid of All Saints Fund – please join him on the walk if you can! You can also sposor hime here: http://ariseallsaints.uk/sponsor-marks-walk-for-all-saints
The walk is around Fleet for 8.2 miles over flat paths with an opt-out at 4.5 miles
Visit Elvetham Heath Nature Reserve, Ancell’s Farm, Fleet Pond, Basingstoke Canal Towpath
How about a Parish Lunch at Sandy Bay?
Start/Finish: Calthorpe Park
Start 0900-1200 hours
Route, registration, sponsor forms www.fleetrotary.org.uk
If you would like to set up your own Sponsorship page for All Saints Fund you can start here: https://mydonate.bt.com/event/start.html .
Email Chris Johnson if you have any questions.
Photo credit: Fleet Rotary
Congratulations to all the runners in the Fleet Half Marathon. Arise All Saints was proud to be nominated as the local charity for the 35th annual event.
Our particular thanks must go to our team of runners who were raising sponsorship for All Saints Fund, and the team of parishioners manning our stand in Calthorpe Park, rattling collection buckets and manning the refreshment points. The runners’ sponsorship pages are still open or you can make donations to All Saints Fund on our My Donate webpage.
More pictures to come!
Here are (almost) all the runners!
From Eagle Radio News: A Farnham runner returns to his childhood town today – to help raise funds for repairs to a burnt out church in Fleet.
Stuart Williamson is one of a group of people who will be pounding the pavements for the All Saints Church in Church Road.
On the 20th March 2016, the annual Fleet Half Marathon will take place and it is celebrating a very special birthday – 35 years of the event.
The run is the biggest sporting event in Fleet and over the years hundreds of thousands of pounds have been raised for both National and Local charities by the runners taking part. It is organised by Fleet & Crookham AC who are themselves a registered charity, raising funds to help develop running and athletics in the town.
But the organising committee of the 2016 event also wanted to support the Arise All Saints campaign after the tragic fire in the summer of 2015. Race Director Penny Abbott said “… it seemed most appropriate in 2016 to support the efforts of Arise All Saints to restore the church to its former state but also support the development of All Saints as a community building to be used for other things as well as religious worship. Our running event is at the heart of the community and the future varied uses of All Saints will also be at the heart of the community.”
We are, of course, very pleased that Arise All Saints has been chosen in this way, and grateful to Penny and her team for all the support they have already given us. We will have a team of 12 runners who are directly raising money for us through sponsorship – any of them would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to support their individual efforts:
Amy Diver https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/amydiver1
Chris Jones https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/christopherjones1
Dave Hart https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/davidhart3
Linda Tyler https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lindatyler2
Lindsay Blackburn https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lindsaystuartsarah
Nick Cole https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/nickcole2
Nick Doran https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/nickdoran
Richard Howard https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/richardhoward2
Sarah Williamson https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lindsaystuartsarah
Stuart Williamson https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lindsaystuartsarah
Many other runners in the event have also expressed interest and have been sent information about All Saints.
On race day we will have a stand in Calthorpe Park where people can find out more about our progress and plans for All Saints and, hopefully, make donations too. We will also be helping the organisers by manning a water station in Elvetham Road. This is Palm Sunday, but it is also a unique opportunity to raise our profile at a major community event and we really need volunteers to assist both in Calthorpe Park and Elvetham Road. It will be a fun day whatever the weather, so if you would like to help please contact either Nick Doran (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Claire Holt (email@example.com) or the Parish Office.
Thank you to everyone who bought the Christmas Cards sold in aid of All Saints Fund – almost £3,200 was raised.
For those of you who buy cards ready for next Christmas, we still have a few packs remaining of the “Virgin and Child” design with the pink background – please contact our Parish Office for details.
Our thanks to Shan Healey & Richard Wigram for all their efforts.
On the 20th March 2016, the annual Fleet Half Marathon will take place and is celebrating a very special birthday – 35 years of the event. The run is the biggest sporting event in Fleet and over the years hundreds of thousands of pounds have been raised for both National and Local charities by the runners taking part.
The run, organised by Fleet & Crookham AC, who themselves are a registered charity, also raises vital funds to help develop running and athletics in the town. But the organising committee of the 2016 event also wanted to support the Arise All Saints campaign after the tragic fire in the summer of 2015.
Race Director Penny Abbott says “The race has always supported the national charity Bloodwise (formally Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research) since it started in 1982, but the last few years we have also been associated to a local charity as well as supporting all of the community groups which help with volunteers on the day. It seemed most appropriate in 2016 to support the efforts of Arise All Saints to restore the church to it former state but also support the development of All Saints as a community building to be used for other things as well as religious worship. Our running event is at the heart of the community and the future varied uses of All Saints will also be at the heart of the community.
10 places were donated to the church to give to supporters to run for sponsorship and also all runners are given the option to tick for more information on how they could get involved in the campaign/raise sponsor monies.
All Saints will also have a presence on the day within Calthorpe Park where residents can find out more about the plans and donate to the cause should they wish to.
The Fleet Half Marathon has always brought the residents of Fleet and the surrounding villages out in support. It is a fantastic day when the town can really come together and this year there will be another local reason to support it. So many communities have lost the ability to come together for annual events, but Fleet still does and long may it continue”.
For more information and to enter the race, visit the Fleet Half Marathon website but don’t leave it too long, places are filling up very fast.
We are now taking orders for Christmas Cards in aid of the All Saints Fund. The three designs are all special in some way to All Saints at Christmas;
The first design has a stained glass window designed by the pre-raphaelite painter Henry Holiday, who often worked for William Burges, the architect of All Saints.
The second features a wintery view of the west of All Saints Church with the rose window.
The third card is of the wooden carving of the Virgin and Child that was in the Lady Chapel at All Saints. Sadly it suffered smoke damage in the fire.
The three different designs are offered, each in packs of 10. The price is £3.50 for 10 (i.e. 35p each). Each card is printed on good card, is blank on the inside for your own greeting and message, comes ready folded to A6 (15 x 10.5 cm) and is supplied with envelope.
Many thanks to Richard Wigram, for the design, and Shan Healey who thought up, and is organising the sale of the cards.