March - Wateraid

Once again we are supporting WaterAid’s Lent appeal, which aims to turn your ‘Jars of Change’ into clean water. WaterAid’s focus has always been to help transform the lives of families in poor communities around the world, by providing this basic amenity that we all take for granted.

What can you do to support WaterAid?
* Save your small (and large) change in jars throughout Lent, and return them to us at the end of the month.

* Come to our cake sales after the 10am services on Sunday 12th March and Thursday 16th March.

* Attend the Film Night  Tuesday 7th March in St Giles Centre showing 'The Killers' starring Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardener (the 1949 original, not the 1964 remake)

* Enjoy a Lent Lunch at 7 Limes Row (Sylvia Addison’s house) on Thursday 23rd  March between 12.00-2.00pm

We would like to thank you for your continued support for this most worthwhile of charities and for the donations you have made over the years. We have decided that this will be the last year that we will be sponsors of this particular charity, so let’s make it the best ever.

You can find out more about WaterAid at .

Thank you, Mike and Irene Dancer

About Wateraid

WaterAid's history stretches back to 1981, when on 21 July we were officially established as a charitable trust.

In the last 30 years, we have gone from strength to strength to become one of the most respected organisations dealing solely with water, sanitation and hygiene issues.

Your money and support has also helped us to influence policy and practice to ensure that the vital role of water, hygiene and sanitation in reducing poverty is recognised globally.

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

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


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.
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

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