On a regular basis we nominate chosen Charities to concentrate our fund raising efforts.
At our Annual Church Meeting in April 2018, members chose our Church’s mission charities for 2018 – 2019. Each year we donate 1½% of our Church’s giving and income to the charities we have chosen to support, in addition to individual fundraising events.
This coming year those monies will be split three ways between:
West Cheshire Foodbank. In addition to donating food each week to the foodbank, we will also provide financial help this year to the foodbank. Between 1stApril 2017 and 31st March 2018, 7615 three- day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis by West Cheshire Foodbank. Of this number, 2724 went to children. The running costs for the West Cheshire Foodbank are around seventy thousand pounds a year, must of which must be raised locally to enable them to continue their work. Costs include warehouse space, to sort and stock donated food, a van to pick up donated food and deliver to distribution centres, and other overheads like utilities and insurances. WCFB is actively exploring proactive ways of dealing with the causes of food poverty. The foodbank welcomes any new offers of help with funding – local businesses, organisations and individuals interested in supporting the foodbank’s work can find out more at https://westcheshire.foodbank.org.uk/
Health Help International, who aim to improve the health of the less fortunate (both young and old) in parts of the World where poverty and local conditions adversely affect them. Their mission is to obey God’s command to love our neighbour as ourselves, to heal the sick and care for the weak. They supply medical equipment and fund medical aid to those unable to afford hospitalisation or treatment in Africa and India. A representative of HHI has talked to the Ladies Evening group on two occasions recently. see www.hhi.org.uk
Ronald McDonald House, who provide free accommodation and facilities for parents and carers of critically ill children who are in-patients of Alder Hey Children’s hospital. This has also been chosen by the Muddles group as their charity to support this year, after one of the families made use of the facilities after the birth of their baby.