“Pounds for Petrol”

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A New Hampshire congregation has invented a way to deal with pending winter fuel costs: “Pounds for Petrol.”

The Portsmouth Herald reports that Newfields Community Church in Newfields, N.H., designed the concept after walk-a-thons.

Fifteen church members have volunteered to lose weight and be sponsored for a fixed donation or an amount per pound.

Pastor Jean Bass said the fundraiser will prevent the church from sacrificing its missions, such as a food cupboard, to pay for fuel, which cost the small congregation $7,700 last year.

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