July 2020 - Primrose Trust

The Charity in Focus for the months of July and August is the Primrose Centre, a local charity funded project based in the Old Chapel at the Princess Royal University Hospital. The charity supports all those affected by breast cancer.

The centre is a converted 1864 chapel designed, created and maintained to give visitors a wonderful experience, an oasis of calm for those seeking support and therapies during their journey of medical treatment elsewhere.

Unfortunately due to Covid 19 the Primrose Centre continues to be closed on government advice.

For contact and other information see the website at

A Personal View

How many people travelling from Locksbottom to Farnborough notice the chapel protruding amongst the hospital flats on the left? Do they wonder why it is there, or how it got there?

The mysteries of this chapel are almost as difficult as finding it. There is no entrance from the main road and even via the hospital grounds it is easy to miss the road, but it is a turning on your right, Prudence Lane. The chapel is at the far end of the lane.

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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


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