Day of Dance – 2019

Not too far off, a date for your diaries. Hope to see you there!
A Salsa Class in progres

Salsa Class

Sharon Crosby will be hosting a Day of Dance on Saturday 27th April 2019 in aid of The Revival Centre in Matugga.
It will be held at St John’s Church on Bolling Road in Ben Rhydding.  LS29 8PN
Workshops will start and finish promptly.
Bring water to drink during the workshops.
Crafts/refreshments etc will be available throughout day!
Lucky dip stall and crafts from Matugga.
To book your place(s) you can either :
1) Send your booking request and a cheque for £7 per workshop, made payable to: Give A Child A Hope, to: 
              St John’s Church Office
              Bolling Road
              Ben Rhydding
              LS29 8PN
2) Book using the form here If using this booking form you will automatically be taken to to pay.
If you would prefer, you can book online but still pay by cheque using the address above.
There will be a sitting area in the lounge for tea/coffee etc and refreshments will be available all day!
Crafts including fair trade.
And more. (Lounge area.)
When booking, please include your name/details and say which workshop/s you want attend.
Details of the workshops, timings and what to bring are detailed below.
Dance Workshops
10-30-12.00: Gypsy Dance! (In the Hall)
(Tina Jackson, of Dancers Bizzare, teaches a range of Gypsy styles) No partner needed.
Bring a long skirt, to swish, soft shoes and comfy clothes.
10-30-12.00: Tribal/Country dance fusion. (Back of Church)
Easy to follow and fun veil dance to a Celtic piece, Sound the Trumpet.
Sharon teaches (Tribal Fusion dance in Guiseley and Halifax)
Wear soft shoes and comfy clothes.
12.00-12.30. Tea/coffee/sandwiches and cakes available.
12.30-2.00: Greek Dancing. (Back of Church)
Chriso teaches in Burnley, Lancs.
Come and try out this fun and enjoyable style.
No partner needed.
Wear soft shoes and comfy clothes.
12.30-2.00: American line dancing. (In the Hall)
Lucinda Atkinson
Teaches in Halifax.
An introduction to this fun easy style
Wear comfy shoes or boots and clothes. Cowboy hats optional!
Tea/coffee break:
2-00-2.30: Tea/coffee/cake.
2.30-4.00: Cuban Salsa. (Back of Church)
An exciting partner dance.
Come and dance your socks off to fabulous Cuban tunes!
Esref of Paranda teaches mainly in South Yorkshire.
Wear soft shoes and comfy clothes.
2.30-4.00: Yoga. (In the Hall)
Andrea teaches at workshops
and retreats and is based near York.
Bring a mat or a blanket.

Visit to Revival Centre, Matugga July 2018


Sarah taking height measurements

In July 2018 four more visitors were hosted by Bishop Ivan and Madam Allen.  For Professor Marion Hetherington this was her 4th visit and as part of her plans she and her student Sarah Nottingham (recently graduated from University of Leeds, School of Psychology) assisted in taking weights and heights of champions, day students and boarders. 

This task is undertaken to check that children are growing well and that any problems are spotted and reported to the Directors of the Revival Centre.  This is the third year that weights and heights have been recorded along with some research on the local diets of children, staff and community members. 




Marion weighing a typical portion of posho (maize meal) for lunch.

The research on diet involves looking at the amount offered to children, the amount consumed and converting this into data such as energy intake as well as macronutrient and micronutrient content of the diet.  It is important that the children receive sufficient energy each day as well as the essential minerals and vitamins to ensure good health.






During their visit Marion and Sarah took a 13 hr car ride to the north eastern region of Teso to visit colleagues at Agributec in Serere.  The journey was long but a great adventure to see more of this beautiful country and to meet experts in agriculture, business and technology.

Marion and Sarah were looked after by Madam Christine Anyait and Mr Okello Patrick (director, Agributec).

Visiting the rock paintings at Nyero, Teso region (etchings are estimated to be 3000 years old)


Crossing the river Nile in JInga (new Nile bridge soon to open)




Latest arrivals to visit Bishop Ivan and Madam Allen – Helen and Jenny Hughes.

Small Group Visit – October 2018

Debbie Walker is heading out to Matugga in late October for a couple of weeks, leading a small group, visiting The Revival Centre for the first time.  The group is small, consisting of 2 young men who have finished school this year and are looking to experience the wider world for a year whilst doing some good along the way.

Sam Gurney and Barney Addenbrook have committed to travelling with Debbie to Matugga on 29th October to experience first hand what life is like and the work being done at The Revival Centre.  

Whilst in Matugga they will be taking part in a project to create a safe play area on an area of land at The Revival Centre.  The work will likely include clearing the land and/or fencing the area.  Sam and Barney have undertaken to raise money for the project by doing a sponsored 3 peaks walk on 22nd September.  The 3 peaks in question are the Yorkshire 3 peaks consisting of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-Y-Ghent. A total of 24.5 miles!

They are consequently looking for sponsorship.  If you are able to donate please visit