Following proposals from Adrian Longley, Faith Saunders and Hallam Murray, we have supported three wonderful charities in 2014: Kids Company (our focus charity), the Cardinal Hume Centre and the Impact Foundation. Through our donations we have helped reach vulnerable children in inner city London and Bristol, homeless children and families in Victoria and people overseas who are affected by needless disability.
The Away Giving Committee will be meeting on November 19th to consider proposals from members of the congregation for charities they would like St Mary’s to support in 2015. Each year we support one main charity as our focus charity, and two others. We welcome suggestions from anyone who has a charity they feel strongly about, and we are keen to ensure that we support organisations at local, national and international level, as well as in a wide range of sectors.
If you would like to submit a proposal, please pick up a form by the Away Giving noticeboard in Church, fill it out and give it one of us. Alternatively, get touch with one us and we will email you the form.
As a church we have supported a wonderful range of over eighty charities with our Away Giving, as seen on the St Mary’s website, and we would love to hear from you by November 15th if you have a charity that you feel you would like us to add to this list.
The Away Giving Committee (Cal Alphonse, Alison Wintgens, Carol Brindle)