Charity giving

Each year, St Andrews gives 5% of its donated income (pledges, tax recovery and collections) to charities, divided equally to two charities per month. The charities are noted in our weekly news sheet and more details are provided on the church notice board. During the month we pray for the work of the two charities we are supporting that month.

The charities we are supporting in coming months are liststed below together with a web page link.

Month Charities Supported
August 2017

Community of the Sisters of the Church, Ashley Road, Bristol - Loaves and Fishes -  http://sistersofthechurch.org.uk/ 

USPG - http://www.uspg.org.uk/

August Charities Notes

September 2017

Children's Hospice South West - providing hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their whole family across the South West - https://www.chsw.org.uk/

Children's Society - fighting child poverty and neglect, and helping all children have a better chance in life - https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/

October 2017

Langley House Trust - helping people live crime-free lives by delivering offender rehabilitation services across England - http://www.langleyhousetrust.org/

Mission to Seafarers - caring for seafarers around the world -  https://www.missiontoseafarers.org/

November 2017

Motivation - providing wheelchairs to disabled people across the developing world - https://www.motivation.org.uk/

Backwell Foundation - helping financially those in need in the civil parishes of Backwell and Brockley (including Downside & Chelvey) - see Backwell Charities

December 2017

One25 Project - a Bristol charity, founded on Christian values, helping women trapped in or vulnerable to street sex-work - http://one25.org.uk/

Nailsea Foodbank - a branch of Clevedon District Foodbank, which is part of The Trussell Trust’s UK-wide foodbank network -  http://www.southfieldchurch.org/foodbank_bs.php

In December, instead of making a cash donation we donated £173 worth of the sort of food requested by the food bank. Our shopping comprised 10 each of the following: Christmas Puddings, Christmas Cakes, Selection Boxes, Chocolate Lollies, Quality Street, Savoury and Sweet Biscuits, Pasta and Pasta Sauce. Tins of Tomatoes, Soup, Ham, Salmon and Fruit Cocktail. All safely delivered and ready to help those in need that the foodbank serves.