CCD @ The Noise 2022
The May Bank Holiday weekend saw a team of 40 young people and adults from Christ Church Downend taking part in ‘The Noise 2022’. The Noise is an annual event where volunteers from churches across the city get together to show God’s love in practical ways by participating in social action community projects.
On the Saturday morning, the team did an ‘extreme litter pick’ in Britannia Woods and cleared a lorry-load of rubbish. Then in the afternoon the team provided a free cream tea event, attended by over 85 senior citizens.. It was a very special time with one lady remarking, “It was so good to see so many people, I enjoyed it so much and made new friends!”.
On the Bank Holiday Monday, the team ran a free family fun afternoon and barbecue which was attended by hundreds of children and their families. There was a bouncy castle, face-painting, craft activities and lots of great games. One of the parents remarked that for her family, it was the most fun they had had since the start of the pandemic.
Diane Paddon, one of the youth leaders who helped to organise the group’s involvement in The Noise, said of the volunteers, "Everyone so generously gave their time and energy and poured their hearts into it. The whole weekend was completely in line with our youth vision of 'Fun, Family & Faith'. So proud of our young people”.