On 19 May, at least 100 people gathered to celebrate 50 years of humanitarian work by Blythswood Care.
Blythswood is a Christian charity working in many countries, particularly Eastern Europe. It provides emergency aid to those who suffer sudden crises; long-term projects for the sick, the elderly and children; and shoeboxes — a Christmas gift for those who have very little.
The event, which was hosted by Worthing Tabernacle, included afternoon tea and a service of thanksgiving. It was the last of a series of nationwide celebrations this year. During the service, a DVD was shown of the charity’s special projects, including improvements to a home for street children in India and the renovation of a community centre in Romania.
The Worthing event gathered people from all over the south east of UK. A team of staff from Blythswood’s HQ were also present, along with guest Pastor Dragisa from Serbia. A cake was cut by James Campbell, Blythswood’s CEO, and Pastor Dragisa. (More information from www.blythswood.org).