CHARITY IN FOCUS


November - CRISIS

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

November’s Charity in Focus is in aid of Crisis, 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.

About CRISIS

How We Work

We work side by side with people to help them rebuild their lives. From decades of experience of working with thousands of homeless people, we know what's needed to leave homelessness behind for good. We use this experience to shape the services we provide and the changes we campaign for.

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.

Our Services

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. 

Housing

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. 


Research and campaigning 

We carry out pioneering research into the causes and consequences of homelessness, and campaign for the changes needed to end it for everyone, for good. 
 

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
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:

Alison Reynolds tel: 01689 858929
stgiles.charity@gmail.com


ABOUT US

 

Charity Film Night:
How Green was my Valley

Monday 18th December
8:15pm St. Giles Centre


How Green Was My Valley is a 1941 drama film directed by John Ford. The movie, based on the 1939 Richard Llewellyn novel of the same name, was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and scripted by Philip Dunne. The movie features Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp, and Roddy McDowall.



It was nominated for ten Academy Awards, famously beating Citizen Kane for Best Picture along with winning Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Supporting Actor.  


Money Raised 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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