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
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

January 2018

Emmaus Bristol offers homeless people a place in the Emmaus Community, where they work full-time for the Community’s charitable business - www.emmausbristol.org.uk

Samaritans is an independent charity offering support to anyone with emotional concerns, worries and troubles, including those who are suicidal - www.samaritans.org

February 2018

CMS is a community of mission service and supports over 800 people across 66 countries including the UK - www.churchmissionsociety.org 

The Julian Trust was founded in 1986 as an emergency night shelter for homeless people in Bristol - www.juliantrust.org.uk

March 2018

The Mines Advisory Group has helped more than 17.7 million people in conflict-affected communities in over 40 countries since 1989 -  www.maginternational.org

The Alzheimer’s Society’s mission is to transform the landscape of dementia forever - www.alzheimers.org.uk