EVERY YEAR ST MARY’S GIVES TO A RANGE OF CHARITIES AND IN A RANGE OF WAYS.
St Mary’s Chosen Charities:
Each year St Mary’s chooses 6 specific charities to support, each for a 2 month period. These charities are nominated by members of the congregation who then have the opportunity to supplement the PCC donation with fund-raising through additional events, appeals, and with an invited guest speaker. The person nominating the charity is encouraged to disseminate information via the website, monthly newsletters and the charities’ noticeboard in church. This encourages us all to learn something about each charity and to become more engaged with it.
Our chosen charity for July-August is Godmanchester Foodbank.
We support Godmanchester Foodbank with donations of food throughout the year, as well as being voucher holders for the village, but it is also our chosen charity at the moment and we are trying to give a little extra support and to raise awareness. https://godmanchester.foodbank.org.uk/
Cash donations can be made online via the website above
Food donations (non-perishable) can be made via the collection boxes in:-
– St Mary’s (check newsletter for opening times); Nisa Buckden; Budgens Offord Cluny
IN ADDITION TO THE CHOSEN CHARITIES EACH YEAR
We aim to support any Disasters and Emergencies Committee Special Appeals which may arise during the year.
We support Godmanchester Food Bank throughout the year with voluntary donations of food.
We support the Royal British Legion with the collection on Remembrance Sunday;
We support local charities with donations of food at Harvest Festival;
We support the Children’s Society via personal collection boxes and with the collection at Christingle;
We support Christian Aid Week and other charities via whole village events organised by Buckden & District Churches Together.
Chosen Charities Supported over the past year