The Day of Many Colours (#DOMC) is a day for children to celebrate their belonging to God’s Universal Family. Our Day of Many Colours is planned to coincide with the feast of St Peter and St Paul on 29th June and with the cycle ride. Based on the five colours of the Mission Rosary, this special day encourages children to unite in prayer with their sisters and brothers in Africa; the Americas; Europe; Oceania; and Asia.
The Day of Many Colours is not exclusive to England and Wales. Similar days are held around the world, each sharing the same aim: to develop in children a missionary spirit of attention towards others, through prayer, charity, and action. On Monday, 24.6.22 we will be sending Mission collection boxes home with each child. The community prayer cross will also be out for families to add their own prayers for the Day of Many Colours during the week beginning 24.6.22.
Many thanks to all who donated towards our Ukraine map and our Easter Egg raffle, in total £611.61 has been raised for the Ukraine Appeal
Our ‘Miles for Mary’ Fundraiser will be on Friday 9th October.
We really want to get behind our riders and encourage support so we are having a ‘wear your sportswear’ day on Friday 9th October
Children can come to school in their sportswear so tracksuits, jogging bottoms, leggings, hoodies, trainers etc.
We are asking for a minimum donation of £2 per child and all proceeds will go to our Mary’s Meals total.
Passing each school in the Painsley MAC (north) cyclists will be encouraged and supported by our school communities as they ride throughout the school day on Friday 9th October. All money raised from this sponsored event will support the greatly needed work of the Mary’s Meals global charity which works with communities to provide children with a hot daily meal in a place of education.
We understand in these times money may be tight but we are really hoping that all parents will support us as the reality is the children who benefit from the money are some of the poorest and most unprivileged, this money enables these children to eat one nutritious meal a day whilst attending education.
If you are a local business or supplier and can offer us any sponsorship or donations such as refreshments, sandwiches, cycling accessories, T-Shirt printing or money towards hitting our school target then please email email@example.com
All and any support will be greatly appreciated in order for us to raise as much money as possible for a very deserving cause.
Riders to assemble at St Mary’s Leek at 8am in preparation for departure at 8:30am.
The route is challenging, but hopefully not too tough!
1. St Mary’s, Leek – Faber, Cotton. (10 miles)
Leave 8:30am – arrive 10am
A520 to Birchall – Basford – Ipstones – Park Lane – Shaw-wall Lane – Cotton Lane The day begins with a long stage from Leek to Cotton. There are several short but steep ascents in this stage, but also beautiful rural rolling and scenic lanes. We end with an enjoyable descent into Cotton and Faber school.
Approx 30min stop at Faber
2. Faber, Cotton – St Giles’, Cheadle. (6 miles)
Leave 10:30 – arrive 11:15am
B5417 to Oakamoor – Mill Road – Stoney Dale – Greendale Lane – B5417 to Cheadle We descend steeply into Oakamoor, then ascend through quiet woodland lanes before enjoying a long descent into Cheadle.
Approx 15 min stop at St Giles’
3. St Giles’ to Painsley (0.3 miles)
Leave 11:30 – arrive 11:35am
The Avenue – The Birches A short pop around the corner. Flat!
Approx 15 min stop at Faber
4. Painsley to St Filumena’s (5 miles)
Leave 11:50 – arrive 12:30pm
A521 – Dilhorne Rd - Trimpos – Godley Barn Lane – Dilhorne – New Road – Caverswall Rd – The Hollow – Caverswall You’ve done the toughest bits already. One or two inclines, but gentler than what we’ve covered so far. Enjoy the pretty village of Dilhorne and look out for the roaming peacocks as you descend into Caverswall!
Lunch at St Filumena’s. Approx 40min stop at St Filumena’s
5. St Filumena’s to St Thomas’ Tean (5 miles)
Leave 1:10pm – arrive 1:45pm
Blythe Bridge Rd – Caverswall Old Rd – Draycott Old Rd – Uttoxeter Rd – Tean Starting on quieter lanes, but then joining the busier road to Tean. Flatter with gentle ups and downs.
Approx 15 min stop at St Thomas’
6. St Thomas’ Tean – St Joseph’s Uttoxeter (8 miles)
Leave 2pm – arrive 3pm
A522 to Lower Tean – Leigh Lane – Leigh Bank – Parkhall Lane – Nobut Rd – Withington Lane – Leigh Rd – Bramshall – B5027 to Uttoxeter) From Lower Tean we once again enjoy the quieter and scenic back lanes. Gentle, short ups and downs to Bramshall, then a long descent into Uttoxeter.
Mary's Meals are a no-frills charity with a simple idea that works: by providing one good meal in a place of learning, children are drawn into the classroom where they can receive an education that could one day free them from poverty.
Mary’s Meals is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her own child in poverty. Mary's Meals consist of, respect and reach out to people of all faiths and of none.
Their vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education. Working together, they believe that can be achieved in this world of plenty.
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