Sponsor A Pigeon
For over 30 years, one of our members, Alex C has raised and raced
pigeons. In 2007, Alex setup 'Sponsor-A-Pigeon' to raise money for
Almondbury Methodist Church, and The Wesley Centre.
Back in April 2007, Alex offered 30 young birds for sponsorship
by church members. The sponsorship included: choosing the name,
certificate of sponsorship, regular newsletters giving updates on
training and racing, and a visit to the loft to see your pigeon
(by appointment only). In May 2008, a further 30 birds, the young
of last year's pigeons, have been offered for sponsorship by church
Early in the year, the 'old birds' are busy breeding this years
young. The young will then be racing between July and September.
Once the young have been weaned from the parents they will be moved
to their own section of the loft and will begin to develop strength
to fly. At this stage training begins by flying around the loft,
moving to short trips of just a handful of miles and building up
to approximately 50 mile training sessions as we near the racing
Each year, our pigeon sponsors, get together for a barbecue, and
a chance to visit the loft to see their pigeon.
Have a look at 'Amateur's
Guide to the Pigeon Loft' (an insider's account of what happens
in the Pigeon Loft, by Sarah G). Watch out for the latest leadership
board, which will be coming online soon.
Check This Week's Diary
for further details
Sunday Worship 10.30am
The Wesley Centre