December 2020 - Maypole Project

The Maypole Project support children with complex and critical medical needs and their families, providing emotional well being to the whole family from diagnosis (including ante natal) through treatment and beyond. Our support is free, ongoing and flexible. Whilst there is still so much uncertainty for everyone at this time, the need for support of families with a life threatened child became more acute when the UK went into lockdown and it hasn't stopped.

For the families we support the crisis continues. For the majority, isolation carries on as they continue to shield from the virus. We have adapted the ways we provide specialist support to them and offer a lifeline to many families. Support has continued by delivering online counselling sessions, drumming workshops, online youth group and Play Therapy sessions to well being calls. We can only continue to do this vital support if we have the funds to do so and there are lots of fun ways you can get involved and raise funds to support The Maypole Project. 

To get you and the family in the Christmas spirit, take part in our festive themed virtual run! Take on the challenge on Saturday 5th /6th December. Do it in your running gear alone or dressed as Santa with the family, adhering to the government guidelines.
Registration Fee:

Free By committing to raise a minimum of £25 you will be sent your very own Santa suit Please view the following link for more information and to set up your fundraising page.

We have launched our Christmas Raffle and have some fantastic prizes to be won!

1st Prize Family activity voucher in West Wales with Adventures and Beyond.

2nd Prize Wine tour and tasting for 2 and a mixed case of Davy’s wine

3rd Prize Prize ––£100 M&S voucher

4th Prize Luxury Christmas Hamper

And many more prizes including; wakeboard and surfing experiences, dinner and drinks vouchers for Tugra and Masala Inn, Brigit’s bakery afternoon tea bus tour, family ticket to Battersea park children’s zoo, Canterbury cathedral tour, The Body shop collection, Skill’s academy voucher and lots, lots more.

Tickets are £2 purchase here :

The raffle draw will take place on Tuesday 15th December 2020.

Thank you so much for your support!

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


Charity Film Evenings

These are suspended until further notice.

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