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Bourne Salvation Army featured on The One Show as they launch Christmas Appeal

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Bourne Salvation Army has been filmed for a TV show recognising its work in the local community.

The group was contacted by producers from BBC’s The One Show, who wanted to promote the church’s charitable mission.

Lieutenant Sarah O’Grady of Bourne Salvation Army said: “The idea was to show people what the Salvation Army does at Christmas.

The One Show filming at Bourne Salvation Army Community Church
The One Show filming at Bourne Salvation Army Community Church

“They recorded a lady, who is part of a family we supported last year. It was one of the families that was referred to us.

“She was telling her story of how she came into that situation and described how she was linked with the Salvation Army and the impact of it on her Christmas. It’s really quite powerful.”

The segment was due to be screened yesterday (Thursday).

The church has now begun its seasonal fundraising.

“We’ve taken Christmas in Bourne completely online,” said Sarah. “Normally we have the charity shop, and take donations in the church, and we have a lot of financial support when we are out carolling. This year all of that has been stopped.”

Instead a JustGiving page has been set up on which people can make donations along with an Amazon wishlist with gift ideas. For more information, visit the Bourne Salvation Army Community Church Facebook page.

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