CHARITY IN FOCUS


Charity Film Night

There will be no Charity Film Night in August - these will recommence in September.
 

July:  Médecins Sans Frontières

 https://www.msf.org.uk/



Whatever comes their way, the staff of this remarkable charity are always at the ready. Theirs is lifesaving work in many parts of the world, among other things treating millions of people for malaria, carrying out thousands of major surgeries, helping many women deliver their babies and also providing medical assistance to people affected by armed conflict.

With all those refugees leaving parts of Africa in overloaded small boats, MSF has rescued thousands of people from the sea.


      Countries where MSF operates

The logistics of the work is complex and every day different forms of transport are used, such as horse, canoe, truck, plane, helicopter and boat, to ensure supplies, equipment and medical staff are where they are needed, often in very remote areas.

They don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but they do know that, with support from people like us, they can be where they are most needed to continue their lifesaving work.



Various occasions will be arranged for fundraising, but in the meantime if you could save any small change in a jam jar for MSF that would be greatly appreciated.

 

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 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

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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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