Cornerstone Care in Confidence
Our chosen Charity for January-February is Cornerstone Pregnancy Advice Centre   This is a very local charity, a pregnancy advice centre based in Huntingdon. Their vision is to reach every woman in Huntingdonshire facing an unplanned pregnancy and offer her time, space and non-directive information in order that she can make a fully informed choice and to offer her on-going support, whatever decision she makes. Please take a look at the display at the back of St Mary’s and pick up at baby’s bottle to fill with coins during these two months.

Little Princess Trust
Our chosen Charity for March-April is Little Princess Trust .
The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults up to the age of 24, who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses. Look out for the display in church and information in the pewsheets .

Additional Charities
We aim to support any Disasters and Emergencies Committee Special Appeals which may arise during the year.
Godmanchester Foodbank LogoWe support Godmanchester Food Bank through voluntary donations of food which can be put into a box at the back of church.

We support the Royal British Legion with the collection on Remembrance Sunday; local charities with donations of food at Harvest Festival; the Children’s Society with personal collection boxes and with the collection at Christingle; Christian Aid Week and other charities via whole village events organised by Buckden & District Churches Together.

St Mary’s Chosen Charities:
In the year May 2017 to April 2018 we are supporting 6 specific charities, each for a 2 month period.   These charities have been nominated by members of the congregation who then had the opportunity to supplement the PCC donation with fund-raising through additional events, appeals, even a guest speaker. The person nominating the charity is encouraged to disseminate information via the website, monthly newsletters, the charities’ noticeboard in church. This allows us all to learn something about each charity and to become more engaged with it.

Dates Charity
May – June 2017 Godmanchester Foodbank Logo Godmanchester Foodbank
Thanks to everyone who supported this charity May- June 2017.  We raised £322.50 in addition to our donations of food.
July – August 2017 Ed Isaac Thanks to everyone who contributed to help Ed Isaac and family during July-August. We raised £280 in addition to the £300 PCC donation
September – October 2017 Bloodwise
Thanks to everyone who supported BLOODWISE during September-October 2017.  We raised over £1,400
November – December 2017  DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal
January – February 2018 Cornerstone Care in Confidence
March – April 2018 Little Princess Trust


During November 2017 we also had a visit from Pudsey Bear and raised £203 for Children in Need


Here’s a summary of our overall charitable giving during 2017:

2017 charity totals1


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