CHARITY IN FOCUS


September - Stroke Association

www.stroke.org.uk

Charity Film Night: Educating Rita

Tuesday 3rd October
8:15 St. Giles Centre


Educating Rita is a British 1983 drama/comedy film directed by Lewis Gilbert with a screenplay by Willy Russell based on his 1980 stage play.



The film stars Michael Caine, Julie Walters, and Maureen Lipman. It won multiple major awards for best actor and best actress and was nominated for three Oscars.

The Stroke Association

We are the UK’s leading stroke charity, changing the world for people affected by stroke. Despite being a national charity, Stroke Association provide support at a local level, offering support and care to stroke survivors living in our community, and across the South East.

There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK with 100,000 strokes happening in the UK each year. That’s one stroke every five minutes.



Even though you are now twice as likely to survive a stroke compared to 20 years ago, stroke is still the fourth single largest cause of death in the UK.

We know we need to change how people think about stroke and challenge the myths surrounding it.

We push for greater awareness of stroke and its warning signs and campaign for better stroke care.

About Charity in Focus

In matters of faith and religion talk can be easy.  The bible teaches us that if we cannot love the brother or sister who we can see how can we love God who we cannot. At St. Giles we seek to put love into action by supporting a range of charities and good causes. p>  

There is obviously a tremendous amount of need in our own country and across the world with many charities seeking our support.

During the course of the year a number of designated charity is supported by our community.  Funds are raised in various ways including Coffee Mornings, Cake Sales, donations and sponsored events. 

There are specific charities which are supported each year on a regular basis,  the remaining months are available for parishioners to choose a charity whose aims and objectives are close to their heart

If you would like to sponsor a charity, or any further information,  then please contact our co-ordinator:

Alison Reynolds tel: 01689 858929 alisonreynolds306@hotmail.com.

Money Raised for Charity 2016:

Month Charity
 
Jan/Feb The Medaille Trust £300
March Water Aid £1,360
April/May Christian Aid* £974
(May/June The Parish Fete £3,281)
Jul/Aug Friends of the PRUH £585
Sept/Oct Friends of St. Giles £464
November Crisis £1,003
December Welcare in Bromley £1,463
     
Total (excl. Parish Fete) £6,149
  (Total in 2015 £8,576)

* excludes street collections £1,141

ABOUT US



Charities for 2017:

The schedule for 2017 includes one extra month. We had many offers to support a charity in 2016, and were not able to include all those who wanted to take on one of the slots.

Many thanks to all who have agreed to sponsor one of the charities, and in anticipation, to those who will support their efforts.
 
Month
Charity
Jan / Feb The Maypole Project
March Water Aid
April / May Christian Aid
(May / June The Parish Fete)
July / August Médecins Sans Frontières
September The Stroke Association
October Poverty and Hope
November CRISIS
December Action around Bethlehem Children with Disability (ABCD)
(Toys and gifts from the Toy Service to go to Welcare in Bromley)
 
If you would like any information about the Charity in Focus scheme, do please get in touch with our co-ordinator:

Alison Reynolds tel: 01689 858929 alisonreynolds306@hotmail.com.


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