CHARITY IN FOCUS


CRISIS!

www.crisis.org.uk

CRISIS started off as Crisis at Christmas, but now it aims to provide help and support to homeless people throughout the year.



As the weather gets colder and we put our heating on and draw the curtains against the cold and dark evenings, let us spare a thought for those who are sleeping in doorways and pedestrian tunnels here in our capital city and in many other cities across the UK.

CRISIS works side by side with people to help them rebuild their lives. From decades of experience of working with thousands of homeless people, CRISIS knows what’s needed to leave homelessness behind for good. This experience is used to shape the services provided and to campaign for changes to be made.

‘Every bit of our work is integrated, and all contributes to our purpose of ending homelessness. The services we provide are carefully informed through our decades of experience of working with homeless people, and the research we've carried out over the years. Our research is driven by our knowledge from working side-by-side with homeless people every day. And this influences our campaigning for permanent change.’



We support people out of homelessness for good. We do this through education, training and support with housing, employment and health.

We offer one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales.

We help homeless people find and keep a rented home.

We do this by working with landlords to ensure a supply of places to live, and giving homeless people the tools and knowledge they need to rent successfully.



Our priorities are to:

• Ensure that the policy changes needed to end homelessness are adopted

• Ensure that governments in England, Scotland and Wales adopt national plans for ending homelessness

• Demonstrate that homelessness can be ended in local areas

• End the homelessness of more people through our direct services

• End homelessness for more people who are excluded from help or have complex needs

Charities to be supported 2019

Month Charity
Jan / Feb ZANE - Zimbabwe A National Emergencu
March Guide Dogs for the Blind
April / May Christian Aid
(May / June The Parish Fete)
July / August Friends of St. Giles
September The Cystic Fibrosis Trust
October Poverty and Hope
November CRISIS
December Welcare in Bromley

Many thanks to all who have agreed to sponsor one of this year’s charities.  

Eddie Roberts
stgiles.charity@gmail.com

See below for totals raised for charity 2018



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.  

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 charities are 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 any information about the Charity in Focus scheme, do please get in touch with us.

We are now giving some thoughts to the charities that we would like to support in 2020. If there is a cause close to your heart that you would like to actively sponsor then do please put your idea forward for consideration.

Eddie Roberts, 01689 851267 stgiles.charity@gmail.com
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Money Raised 2018

Month Charity
 
Jan/Feb Certitude £277
March MIND £388
April/May Christian Aid* £1,710
(May/June The Parish Fete £3,329)
Jul/Aug London City Mission /
Church Mission Society
£869
September Friends of St. Giles £415
October Poverty and Hope £587
November Crisis £693
December Welcare in Bromley £1,232
     
Total (excl. Parish Fete) £6,171
  (Total in 2017 £6,820)

* * excludes street collections


ABOUT ST. GILES CHURCH


Charity Film Night
Meet Me in St. Louis

Wednesday 11th December 8pm
St. Giles Centre


Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 American Technicolor musical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Divided into a series of seasonal vignettes, starting with Summer 1903, it relates the story of a year in the life of the Smith family in St. Louis, leading up to the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (more commonly referred to as the World's Fair) in the spring of 1904.

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The picture stars Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, Leon Ames, Marjorie Main, June Lockhart, and Joan Carroll.  

The film was adapted by Irving Brecher and Fred F. Finklehoffe from a series of short stories by Sally Benson, originally published in The New Yorker magazine under the title "5135 Kensington", and later in novel form as Meet Me in St. Louis.

The film was directed by Vincente Minnelli, who met Garland on the set and later married her. It was the second-highest grossing picture of the year, only behind Going My Way  In 1994, the film was deemed "culturally significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.