CHARITY IN FOCUS


November - CRISIS

https://www.crisis.org.uk/

The charity for the homeless. 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.
 hting for the Homeless.

What does CRISIS do?

We work directly with thousands of homeless people every year. We provide vital help so that people can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good. We offer one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales.



How we help someone depends on their individual needs and situation. It could be with finding a home and settling in, getting new skills and finding a job, or help with their health and wellbeing. We use research to find out how best to improve our services, but also to find wider solutions to homelessness.

Together with homeless people and Crisis supporters, we campaign for the changes needed to end homelessness for good.

Money Raised 2017:

Month Charity
 
Jan/Feb The Maypole Project £354
March Water Aid £1,436
April/May Christian Aid* £900
(May/June The Parish Fete £3,500)
Jul/Aug Medicins Sans Frontiere £521
September The Stroke Association £349
October Poverty and Hope £610
November Crisis £1,004
December ABCD - Action around Bethlehem Children with Disability ** £1,646
     
Total (excl. Parish Fete) £6,820
  (Total in 2016 £6,149)

* excludes street collections £373

** Toys and Gifts from the Toy Service went to Welcare in Bromle





Charities to be supported 2019

We are now giving some thoughts to the charities that we would like to support in 2019. To date, including our regular charities, we will be supporting the following for next year:     

* ZANE (Zimbabwe A National Emergency)
* Christian Aid
* The Parish Fete
* The Friends of St Giles
* The Cystic Fibrosis Trust
* Poverty and Hope  
* CRISIS  

This means that we need nominations for a couple more charities. 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. Thank you.
 
Helen Roberts

stgiles.charity@gmail.com

 

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:



Helen Roberts 01689 851267
stgiles.charity@gmail.co
 

Charities for 2018:

Month Charity
Jan / Feb Certitude
March MIND
April / May Christian Aid
(May / June The Parish Fete)
July / August London City Mission /
Church Mission Society
September Friends of St. Giles
October Poverty and Hope
November CRISIS
December Welcare in Bromley
 
IIf you would like any information about the Charity in Focus scheme, do please get in touch with our co-ordinator:

Helen Roberts 01689 851267
ststgiles.charity@gmail.com

 

ABOUT ST. GILES CHURCH

Charity Film Night:
War Horse (2011)

Wednesday 21st November
8:15 St Giles Centre


War Horse is a 2011 war drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay written by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, based on Michael Morpurgo's 1982 novel of the same name and its 2007 play adaptation.



The film's ensemble cast includes Jeremy Irvine (in his film acting debut), Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Marsan, Niels Arestrup, Toby Kebbell, David Kross, and Peter Mullan.

Set before and during World War I, it tells of the journey of Joey, a bay Thoroughbred horse raised by British teenager Albert (Irvine), as he is bought by the British Army, leading him to encounter numerous individuals and owners throughout Europe.