CHARITY IN FOCUS


April 2020: Christian Aid

https://www.christianaid.org.uk/

Christian Aid week is officially 10th until 16th May, we are starting early so that our fund raising efforts do not clash with the Parish’s preparations for our annual Fete, which incidentally will be on Saturday 13th June. It is intended that our fund raising campaign for this important charity will continue into the middle of May.



Christian Aid is the international development agency for 41 sponsoring churches and keen to serve and work with other churches too.

From the Christian Aid website:

“We were established so that the sponsoring churches and others ‘could respond to Christ’s command to care for all in need’. Our values are rooted in our Christian belief and are based on our understanding of relational theology, which asserts that human beings are called to have a special relationship with God and in turn to have a particular relationship with one another. Everything we do is in response to God’s gift to the world, of his son Jesus Christ. Jesus promised ‘good news’ for the poor and ‘freedom’ for the oppressed, calling us to action. Jesus called his followers to ‘love God and love your neighbour’. Through his life and teaching, his death and his resurrection, he inspired his followers to love God, love their neighbours and long for justice. Our faith in God, and in his loving relationship with us, gives us confidence and hope that poverty can be ended, despite all that might stand in the way.” 

Charities to be supported 2020

Month Charity
Jan / Feb ZANE - Zimbabwe A National Emergency
March Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
April / May Christian Aid
(May / June The Parish Fete)
July / August The Primrose Trust
September Friends of St. Giles
October Poverty and Hope
November CRISIS
December The Maypole Project
 

Charities supported in 2019

Month Charity  
Jan / Feb ZANE - Zimbabwe A National Emergencu  £753
March Guide Dogs for the Blind £543
April / May Christian Aid £948
(May / June The Parish Fete) £4557)
July / August Friends of St. Giles £320
September The Cystic Fibrosis Trust £482
October Poverty and Hope £722
November CRISIS £623
December Welcare in Bromley £988
Total (excl. Parish Fete) £5379
Total for 2018 £6171

2019 once again saw many different charities supported. The issues associated with each charity were raised for consideration by the congregation. We are very grateful for all those who have worked so hard to sponsor a charity, and for all the people who have contributed to the various collections. The Farnborough Bake Off raised an additional £1287 for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Eddie Roberts
stgiles.charity@gmail.com

ABOUT ST. GILES CHURCH


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.

Eddie Roberts, 01689 851267 stgiles.charity@gmail.com