The following people celebrate their birthday this week: Ray Burns, Tansley Grace, Terry Hibberd, Richard Fuller, Miriam Hubbard, Lorna Bowyer, Danny Wigley and Zac Croucher. Happy Birthday everyone!

Maria Lush will be working in a village for orphans in South Africa at the end of this month, she writes:

Having wanted to both travel and work with orphaned children for years, I now have the chance to go to a South African village for orphans, volunteering in their school with LIV. I’m asking everyone I know if they could help support me. If everyone could give just £2 it would make the trip possible! If you would like to know more about why/where I’m going or think you could help me with just a small donation please go to Thank you, Maria.