There is a scam circulating at the moment which is targeting people eligible for the Covid 19 vaccination.
Residents at risk of being scammed over COVID-19 vaccine.
Dyfed Powys Police Economic Crime Team has become aware that criminals have been sending texts and emails attempting to lure people to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine.
DC Gareth Jordan, from the Cyber Crime Unit, said: “The text is made to look like it comes from the NHS and states ‘we have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine’ and advises you to follow a link to get more information and ‘apply’.”
“If you follow the link, you are taken to a convincing looking, but fake NHS website that asks for your personal details.
“After entering your details, it then requests bank/card details to ‘check your identity’.”
“But as with all scams, if you look a little closer, you will see it is not real. In this instance, note the URL is not http://www.nhs.uk/
PLEASE TAKE CARE
In previous years the friends and congregation of St Nicholas Grosmont have donated Christmas collections to charities that are dear to our hearts. This year, with few opportunities to get together, the PCC agreed to make some Christmas donations out of church funds. We are delighted to support the following:
St Michael’s Hospice, Hereford £480
Abergavenny Food Bank £250
Save the Children Fund £150
Don McMath Foundation £120
The first three probably need no introduction, but the Don McMath Foundation may not be so familiar. For several years, Children’s Church have sponsored Modu, a boy in the Gambia, making a regular financial commitment out of their own fundraising to support his education. Modu left school this year but we were keen to recognise all that Children’s Church have done for him over the years with a donation to the foundation.
A big thank you to everyone who has supported St Nicholas this year and has enabled us to give a little back to these important organisations.
Due to the increase in transmission of the Covid 19 virus and the recommendations for those in ‘Tier 4’ areas there will not be a Church Link magazine printed for January. It is too much of a risk to have people collecting/delivering copies until circumstances are more favourable.
It will be published online on Monday 4 January 2021. Please click here.
Please check the relevant websites and notice boards for up to date information.
Stay in and Stay Safe!
Unfortunately some photographs were missed out. Below is a third slide show of Grosmont’s Christmas Decorations. If there are still photographs out there that have not been displayed please get in touch!
Below you will find two slide shows of a selection of Christmas Trees that have been brightening up the village.
MEET THE STARS!
Puppet Nativity Live showing on Zoom at 5.45 on Christmas Eve.
Of course, like all actors, they will appear in costume as they tell the story of Jesus’ birth. Hands all over the parishes have made costumes.
We all love the Nativity Live that usually takes place in Grosmont on Christmas Eve but the children in particular enjoy it so much and are in thrall as the story unfolds. Rev Gaynor thought that a puppet Nativity would be just the thing to keep that spirit of Christmas wonder for the children.
Below is the link to Zoom.
Topic: Nativity Not Quite Alive
Time: Dec 24, 2020 05:45 PM London
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Meeting ID: 819 1871 3122