Charities We Support


Each year we give regular donations to charities from 10% of the donations we receive.

In addition, we choose a particular charity to support as a project.
 

In 2019 we are supporting 

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Playgrounds for Palestine UK is a non-political charity which believes that all children have the right to play, irrespective of where they live.

Find out more at  www.playgroundsforpalestineuk.org

The project launch was at our Family Service on Sunday 3rd March, when we heard about the work of Playgrounds for Palestine. Then we enjoyed pancakes in the church hall, and had the opportunity to find out more about their work.

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Charities we've supported in the past

Through The Roof


In 2018 we supported Through The Roof, which is a Christian disability charity
that works to enable disabled people to belong and contribute to church.
 
 
  TTR UK pic   Through The Roof provides support and fellowship to disabled Christians in the UK, through a network of 20 groups, and by providing accessible holidays and retreats. Through the Roof logo
         
  TTR overseas   Through The Roof also works overseas by providing disability training to churches and sending refurbished wheelchairs and mobility aids to disabled people who can't afford one.  
         

 

Find out more at www.throughtheroof.org.

In January Tim Wood from Through The Roof came to tell us about the work of the charity. Throughout the year we'll be putting on various events to raise awareness and funds to help Through The Roof and here's what we've done so far:

In March a Vivaldi concert by Little Green Community Choir raised £1300.

In May over £200 was raised at a parish breakfast.

In October our Quiz Supper raised £651.


Our Beetle Drive in November raised over £200.
 
and a St Oswald's Joke book raised £230
 
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In 2016 we supported WorkAid, a charity based in Chesham.
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What WORKAID does 
WORKAID tackles poverty by providing disadvantaged people with the tools they need to learn a skilled trade and earn a living. Since 1986, WORKAID has helped around 100,000 disadvantaged people to break the cycle of poverty and build better lives for themselves and their families.
How they do it
 
WorkAidUnwanted tools and equipment are collected from all over the UK and refurbished by a team of dedicated volunteers at the WORKAID workshop.
 
The refurbished tools are then sent to vocational training projects where they help vulnerable and disadvantaged people to learn trade skills and start their own businesses. Any items which are not suitable for sending overseas can be sold in the WORKAID shop or on e-bay to help fund our work.
 
Help break the cycle of poverty.
 
We accept donations including all trade tools (carpentry, plumbing, electrical, building, blacksmithing, welding, lathes, motor mechanic tools, manual and electric sewing machines, knitting machines, leather working, upholstering, haberdashery, wools and yarns, sturdy adult bicycles, horticultural tools, typewriters and many other items.
 
You can support WORKAID by:     
  (1) Donating your unwanted tools.     
  (2) Giving your time as a volunteer.     
  (3) Making a donation
 
You can visit their web site for more details - http://www.workaid.org
 
 
 
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Fair Trade Breakfast
 
 
 
We  held a sponsored choir marathon where people could choose songs to be sung in exchange for a donation.
 
We had a fair trade breakfast, which was totally delicious and raised funds whilst also helping out fair trade producers.
 
 
 
Workaid Collection
 
Homemade cake
 
 
 
A tool collection for Workaid was held, to collect old tools that could be refurbished for use around the world. This activity was, of course, accompanied by tea and cake!
 
At the Croxley Revels, Cafe O was out in force, selling hundreds of pieces of homemade cake and copious amounts of tea and coffee!