August 2020 - Primrose Trust

You may be aware the Charity in Focus for July/August would have been The Primrose Centre, a locally run charity centre that serves people who are affected by breast cancer. 

It is located in Prudence Lane, The Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, Kent, and it depends upon charitable contributions.  Owing to coronavirus the Centre has been unable to operate in order to protect its clients and staff, and we have been unable to undertake fundraising activities to help raise the necessary funds to provide the many and varied services it usually offers. 
However, despite the present circumstances there is an opportunity for us to correct this situation and raise funds. 

You are invited to take part in an on-line quiz event on behalf of the Primrose Centre. All participants are asked to donate a minimum of £1 per head.

This money should be placed in an envelope clearly marked ‘For the Primrose Centre’ and posted through the Parish Office letterbox. Email me at and I will forward you the 60 questions to be completed and returned within 48 hours. The answers to the 60 questions will be published in the September issue of the Parish magazine with the names of the winners and runners up, plus their prizes. 

The 60 questions will be in six subject areas: Colours; Names; English Counties; The Commonwealth; London Football Clubs; Bridges and Tunnels. All the money raised from this event, plus any other donations, will go to the Primrose Centre. 

May I thank you in advance for your generosity and I hope you will enjoy the quiz.

Bob Donovan

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Primrose Centre

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