Revive ‘n’ Thrive, Mytchett Baptist Church

The Book Shack in the car park of Mytchett Baptist Church is doing very well and taken on a new look thanks to those who have taken over the baton from Rev. Christopher Russell who sadly passed away in August.


We miss him for his boundless energy, drive and encouragement and for the many hours he spent sorting the books to sell online and taking the excess to the Charity Aid Store in Camberley. Thank you to all our readers who continue to buy come rain, come shine whose donations benefit our Revive ‘n’ Thrive charity which operates from the building behind the church.

They have been working hard at refurbishing the tools and packing up school supplies, fabrics and haberdashery and delighted to have three large loads collected by the charities we serve in Uganda, Romania and Ukraine. Our shelves and floor space had been filled to the gunnels! Now they are empty and the goods on their way to where they will be useful. Kids Club Kampala, Uganda is one of those charities where some of the money raised from the Book Shack was used to buy Outdoor Play equipment like cricket bats, footballs, tennis racquets and balls, skipping ropes etc. for the children. Their parents also receive help by training in tailoring, knitting, carpentry and business studies so they can make a living to support their families.

So readers please keep on reading and donating all sorts of tools, school supplies, thin fabric, haberdashery, wool, sewing machines especially hand ones. Revive ‘n’ Thrive are open Tuesday to Thursday 10am-12pm. Contact Clive (tools) 07599 217474 or Rosalie 07751 654537.


Written by Hazel Timms


Find out more about the group on their website. Read CommunityAd’s previous feature on The Book Shack/Revive ‘n’ Thrive here.

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