OUR CHOSEN CHARITY for MAY-JUNE 2017 is
Godmanchester Food Bank http://godmanchester.foodbank.org.uk/
HELPING LOCAL PEOPLE IN CRISIS. We are in a unique position to help people in need, when it matters. We work really hard to reach people in our community who need help. To stop them going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ of balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
St Mary’s have been a collection point for Godmanchester Foodbank for several years. There is a food collection box near the font for our offerings each week and we also pass donations of dried and tinned food from the schoolchildren at harvest festival each year. Please see the charities noticeboard and listen out for notices for more information about this charity during May and June
Christian Aid Week 2017 was 14th-20th May; there was no house-to-house collection in Buckden, but Buckden & District Churches Together held a fund-raising coffee morning and there were giving envelopes in all the local churches.
EVERY YEAR ST MARY’S GIVES TO A RANGE OF CHARITIES AND IN A RANGE OF WAYS.
We aim to support any Disasters and Emergencies Committee Special Appeals which may arise during the year. We 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 also supporting 6 specific charities, each for a 2 month period. These charities have been nominated by members of the congregation who will have the opportunity to supplement the PCC donation with additional events, appeals, even a guest speaker. The person nominating the charity is encouraged to disseminate information via this website, monthly newsletters, the charities’ noticeboard in church. This should allow us all to learn something about each charity and to become more engaged with it.
|May – June 2017||Godmanchester Foodbank
|July – August 2017||Ed Isaac
|September – October 2017||Bloodwise
|November – December 2017|| DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal
|January – February 2018||Cornerstone Pregnancy Advice Centre http://www.pregnancyadvice.org.uk/|
|March – April 2018||Little Princess Trust http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/|
Thanks to everyone who supported this charity through donations, table-top sales and the Boden Party during January – February 2017. We raised £272 in addition to the £300 PCC donation .
Thanks to everyone who supported this charity March – April 2017. We are currently awaiting confirmation of the final figure raised in addition to the £300 PCC donation .
Here’s the summary of the charitable giving in 2016: