We are very pleased to have been able to support the following charities in recent years. If you'd like to support them direct, then visit their websites and follow their donation links.
At Christas we have traditionally collected at our carol services to support the homeless and rough sleepers through CRISIS. Unable to have those services this year we encourage you to support them direct. CLICK HERE.
Our local Church of England First School in Hormead is fundraising to support children in Zimbabwe who are suffering from malnutrition because of the collapse of the economy and the impact of Covid-19. If you'd like to find out more, please visit the Just Giving pages for the Victoria Falls Famine Appeal. CLICK HERE.
Through the Bishop of St Albans Harvest Appeal and through our own contacts we have supported the work of Tearfund for many years. Driven by Christian values, this charity is providing tools, knowledge and support for sustainable development to lift poor and disaster-hit communities out of poverty, around the world. To support them CLICK HERE.
We are very concerned about the increasing number of families living locally who rely on Food Banks. The collapse of some parts of the economy due to Covid-19 has meant many people working in hospitality, entertainment and retail sectors have lost their jobs. And while the state has provided record levels of support, not everybody can manage the transition from employment to the benefits system. Many continue to struggle to get by and quite a few, unable to navigate the system or not quite meeting the criteria for state aid, slip between the cracks. The local food banks help plug those gaps and we have been collecting food every couple of months to help keep them stocked. In 2020 we estimate over 2 tonnes of food has been donated and helped over 60 local families in need. We continue to accept donations in our churches. You can find out more and how you can support then direct from their facebook page. CLICK HERE.
The BRAVE Trust
Through the Brave Trust, we help fund a schools worker to help teach and share the Christian faith among children and young people in and around Buntingford and Royston and support them in their faith.
You can help them too:
Here are some of the ways that you can support the BRAVE Trust financially:
You can set up a Standing Order to pay direct into our account. Account details or a Standing Order form can be obtained by contacting the Treasurer, Paul Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a UK tax payer, we can claim Gift Aid on your donations. A form can be found on our website or from the Treasurer.
If you have a Stewardship or CAF account, you can donate to us by logging into your account and searching for BRAVE.
Online donations can be made at www.give.net/20182770 or you can set up your own fundraising campaign on our behalf!
If you are shopping at Amazon, go to smile.amazon.co.uk and select the BRAVE Trust as your chosen charity.
For other online shopping, go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ and search for BRAVE.