Charities

love thy neighbourWe try to share God’s love for the world by sharing what we have – money, goods, time and talents.

For 2016/17, we’ve once again nominated three particular charities on which to focus our fundraising and volunteering – The Children’s Society, SPEAR and Tearfund – reflecting both international and local needs. We’ve appointed a ‘Charity Champion’ for each so that we can focus our efforts to promote the charities’ work, raise funds and encourage people to volunteer their time.

childrens society logoThe Children’s Society is a national charity that runs local projects, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable and have nowhere left to turn. For more information please click here…

 

spear richmondSPEAR works with homeless people in and around Richmond, helping them to find secure accommodation and work towards a positive future. It celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017. For more information, click here…

tearfund logo 1Tearfund is an international relief and development charity, working in partnership with Christian agencies and churches worldwide to tackle the causes and effects of poverty.  For more information, click here…

We’ll also focus on Christian Aid during its traditional collection week in May and continue our regular contributions to the Ivybridge Foodbank.

CHRISTIAN_AID_LOGO_REDChristian Aid insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. It works globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. Christian Aid is part of a wider movement for social justice, providing urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, and tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes. For more information on Christian Aid, click here…

Christian Aid Week 2017 takes place from 14th to 21st May.  Please look out for your envelope through the door to make a donation.

“We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry.” That’s why the Foodbank provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food, and support, to local people who are referred to them in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. For more inforation about Ivybridge Foodbank, click here…

“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”