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200 Club Newsletter

Welcome to the February 2023 edition of the 200 Club Newsletter. Each month I provide you, the members of the 200 Club, with an update on winners, money raised, and any other relevant news.

Thank you for your continued financial support of the parish.

In da club

In January we increased the 200 Club's membership for the fifteenth month in a row! There are now an absolutely extraordinary 309 entries each month, which is triple the number we had in late 2021. This is an astounding testimony to your exceptional and sustained generosity.

A very warm welcome to all members who have joined recently, and heartfelt thanks to all of you who play every month.

From misery to happiness today

The draw for January took place earlier today for the winners of three £100 prizes.

The lucky winners were Janice Hughes, Maureen MacNeil, and Jim Murphy.

Many congratulations to them.

Luck of the Irish

There will be three £100 prizes in the February draw, which will take place during the first week of March. Just in time to help fund that Saint Patrick's day celebration.

All payments to be received on or before the 28th of February please.

And knowin' what their cards were by the way they held their eyes

Gift memberships are available and make a great present for birthdays etc. A one year subscription costs £60, after which time we will contact either you or the recipient (your choice) to find out what you would like to do next. We’ll also send you a personalised 200 Club membership card which you can give to your recipient. To purchase, contact Chris McLaughlin (details below) or click here.

Think about it

Contact information is kind of like having cream in your fridge. It's delightful to start with (try it with your coffee - you'll never go back to milk), but it will go bad eventually as people move house, change mobile number or email address. If I don't have a way to get in touch with you when your lucky number finally comes up, then I won't be able to get your prize to you.

All members are politely reminded to please register their contact details on the parish website here, and to keep them up to date with any changes. Thanks again.

Profits before tax

There were 309 paid entries in January. The monthly profit for the parish after prizes was £1,245. The projected annual profit for 2023 is currently £14,040

Thank you to all members.

Pawning adoration

The collective effort you are all making to help with the parish finances is staggering, particularly in these difficult economic times.

On behalf of Canon Stephen, the parish council, and myself, thank you all very much indeed.

And after all, you're a funder of wall

The 200 Club has gone through extraordinary growth in the past year or so, however the parish will soon face its biggest expense in decades to repair the perimeter walls of the church grounds. These works will cost tens of thousands of pounds.

The 200 club exists to help finance precisely these costs. Please ask your friends or family if they would also like to contribute to the parish by joining the 200 Club.

Full instructions on joining the 200 Club are on the parish website
here. If you would like to take out any additional entries, just amend your standing order accordingly and then contact me to let me know.

Who's that guy?

Christopher McLaughlin is a Saint Joseph's parishioner, technology guru, beer brewer extraordinaire, low-altitude motor car pilot, bookie for charity, and cultivator of chins. He is also a husband, father and child-herder. He runs the 200 Club, the parish eBulletin and website, and writes this newsletter. He is occasionally accused of comedy. He attends the 10am Mass on Sundays and doesn't mind at all if you come and talk to him about the 200 Club, as it gives him a break from chastising his children.

Contact information

If you have any questions, or require any help concerning the 200 Club please contact me, Chris McLaughlin, by email at or by telephone, text, or WhatsApp on 07957644546. The 200 Club page on the parish website has information on how the club works, and full instructions on how to join.

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