Our chosen Charity for September-October is BLOODWISE www.bloodwise.org.uk , formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma research. It has an aim to create a future without blood cancer, which sadly has specifically touched 3 of our congregation in recent times.
Our campaign starts at the beginning of September by supporting the efforts of Gary Wells, who is riding under the “Bloodwise” banner in the cycle event, Ride Across Britain, which involves 9 daily stages from Land’s End to John O’Groats, a total of almost 1000 miles. We will be looking to get sponsors, for a particular stage, a donation per mile or maybe one you can suggest. The event runs from the 9th to the 17th of September. See our stand in St. Mary’s for more information, plus daily updates once the ride commences. Thank you for your support.
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 raised a total of £345.
Thanks to everyone who supported this charity May- June 2017. We raised £322.50 in addition to our donations of food.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to help Ed Isaac and family during July-August. We are currently awaiting confirmation of the final figure raised in addition to the £300 PCC donation.
Here’s the summary of our overall charitable giving in 2016: