100 Years of Crusaders: Shout Out for Contributions

Crusaders: Celebrating the 100

Crusaders: Celebrating the 100: Letter from Mrs Ali Tompkins

ARE YOU, OR HAVE YOU BEEN, involved with the Crusaders? If so, this is your opportunity to tell your story by contributing to a forthcoming book, Celebrating the 100. Mrs Ali Tompkins, one of the Trustees for Urban Saints (as Crusaders is now known), writes:

In 2006, Crusaders celebrated their 100th year of reaching young people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. As part of those celebrations, the suggestion was made that a book of memories should be compiled, pulling together memories of Crusaders young and old. Now, 5 years on, editing of those memories is continuing and further contributions are being sought.

Have you been involved in the organisation at some stage in your life? Would you be willing to share your memories of your time within Crusaders and maybe the impact that Crusaders has had on your life? Were you an ADW or Timothy within Crusaders? Do you have great memories of holidays (at Studland, Westbrook or other venues around the UK)? Did you experience a life changing time on CRUSOE? Are your memories around the fellowship with other young people or the riotous fun through games, days out or regional and national competitions? Was it the key Bible teaching that impacted you or simply the friendships that were made through Crusaders? Whatever it is, I would be delighted to share your experiences within the context of the book.

Contributions should be 500 words max with a photograph if possible. Copy deadline: Thursday 28th July 2011, publication planned in time for Christmas this year. For further details, download Ali’s letter (pdf, 135kb) or visit the Urban Saints Centenary Book of Memories page.