UPDATE: WITH GIFT AID ADDED, WE HAVE RAISED JUST OVER £20K! IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO PLEDGE!!
Sunday 20th November 2016 is our GIFT DAY this year, when we will be raising financial support for the FIVE charities we have heard about over recent weeks.
You will have an opportunity to pledge donations over the two Sundays of 20th and 27th November.
The FIVE charities are listed below. Clicking the icons will take you to their web pages if you want to know more.
WAY OF HOPE is a christian outreach charity that since 2006 have been working particularly with youth and young adults, in the former Soviet republic of Armenia. Among other things, they provide training and retreats for young adults, family celebrations and youth camps, with youth programs and bible study.
REGENERATE works in and around the Roehampton Estate to transform lives and community. They run a Juice Bar in the heart of the estate, provide mentoring & coaching for young people, run a music studio and football clubs & have established ‘The Feel Good Bakery’ as a social enterprise to develop life skills for the work place. Each year young people are taken to Kenya or Romania to be challenged whilst experiencing poverty in a developing country.
RIVERBANK was founded in 2010 and is based in Richmond borough, with the vision to build friendship and meaningful relationships with vulnerable Mums and families. They run groups for mums providing support and practical skills training as well as working in several Borough primary schools, working with children before they reach crisis point. Some of the mums they have previously worked with are now volunteers.
TEARFUND is an international Christian charity with headquarters in Teddington. They work throughout the world to bringrelief and change through partnership programmes in collaboration with the local church and other organisations.
Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre was set up in 1999, to support those facing the trauma of an unplanned pregnancy or pregnancy loss. They became a charity in 2005. Based in East Twickenham, they seek to support women, and their partners, in the boroughs of Richmond, Hounslow and Kingston.