A CHURCH FOR EVERYONE AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY!
CHARITY RAISERS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE METHODIST CHURCH IN EARLS BARTON
(NEXT EVENT: THE QUEENS JUBILEE LUNCH - SATURDAY MAY 26th 2012)
Welcome to the CHARITY RAISERS web page on the Methodist Church website. We are now proud to be supporting some of the Methodist Church events including the annual bazaar in November.
CHARITY RAISERS raises money for a number of different charities’ around the UK through a mixture of "theatre" led performances but in recent times has started meals and the bazaars.

Join us now as we look back from the beginning and see some of our achievements. (Please note: All money raised at CR events goes straight to the chosen Charity)

In November 2008 Charity Raisers presented its first live performance on stage. The show saw a mixture of acts from both students and staff over the two days at Bishop Stopford School. Both performances were hosted by Gary L Johnson and THE VOICE. Lights and Sound for this show by James Balmbra.
Money raised from this event £1426.89 for Children in Need!


After the successfulness of FOR ONR LUNCH TIME ONLY the Charity Raisers team wanted to keep up the high standards that had now been set. In March 2009 Bishop Stopford School turned into the West End for two days as yet again with students and staff mixed over two days to present a musical cabaret.
Money raised from this event £1761.54 for RND'09

The third LIVE event came in the shape of a “one off” easy going Open Mic show hosted by Gary L Johnson. At the open mic we had ballet tap dancing, group singing and the much loved Karaoke singing in front of our live student audience. Students also had the chance to win some fair-trade chocolate in our “HOW MANY T-SHIRTS CAN YOU PUT ON IN 1 MINUET.” This event raised £1319.50 for PoverTEE-Day
The circus came to town in November 2009 to help raise money for children in need. Gogo the clown (Gary L Johnson) and Miss Ringmaster (Blaize Jones) presented the fun filled two day circus. We had a mixture of dance acts, a flea circus and even a group of bad clowns who had custard pies.
Money raised from this event: £1386.88


In November 2009 CHARITY RAISERS joined the Earls Barton Methodist Church to bring a different themed bazaar every year.
With our first year we transformed two floors of the methodist church into a massive war time street party.
Money raised from this event went towards
Methodist Church and Mind Trust
In January 2010 the circus gang returned to Bishop Stopford to raise quick money for the Haiti Earthquake.
Gogo and Miss Ringmaster returned with some much loved songs from musicals and the charts.

May 2010 saw the start of the Wonderland invasion. The Mad Hatter and gang had to present 10 of the best acts from the past two years of shows.
This was CHARITY RAISERS last event at Bishop Stopford School.
This event raised money for the
Hannah Payne Trust

May 2010 also saw CHARITY RAISERS go to BB camp in Sheringham! Gogo the clown was sent to lead a Christian weekend, but Miss Ringmaster did not trust him so she sent Mr I Stink and Master Cirque De Freak.

CHARITY RAISERS second Methodist Bazaar welcomed the characters from Wonderland to present the biggest bazaar in Earls Barton to date!
Money raised at this event went towards
EB Methodist, Donnas Dream House and
The Mind Foundation.
It’s time for a street party, to mark the royal wedding of 2011.
We joined together to produce a sit down three course meal with a mini cabaret with Gary L Johnson.
This event raised money for
The Earls Barton Methodist.

CHARITY RAISERS third Methodist Bazaar was set to be the BIGGEST EVER VILLAGE BAZAAR! The event welcomed Captain Hook and his gang of pirates!
Money raised at this event went towards
EB Methodist, Donnas Dream House, Great Ormond Street and The Mind Foundation.
In the end the event indeed was the biggest methodist bazaar to date raising the most in the records of EBMC.