The Parish Church of St George the Martyr, Waterlooville

St George’s Church continues to send donations to a wide range of charitable organisations. The charities committee has decided to support the following charities for the coming year, having asked the congregation for their nominations.

March - Water Aid

Lent - The Bishop’s Lent Appeal

April - Royal School of Church Music

May - St George’s Church Baghdad

(from 15th) - Christian Aid

June - Solent MS Therapy Centre

July - The Rosemary Foundation

(from 24th) - Whizz Kidz

August - The PSP Association

September - Hannah’s Holiday Home

(from 18th) - Two Saints’ Centres

October- Church Urban Fund

(from 23rd) - Waterlooville Good Neighbours

November - The Elizabeth Foundation

December - Children’s Society

January 2012 - The Rowan’s Hospice

February 2012 - Children’s Relief, Bethlehem

The final list for the retiring collections is always displayed on the noticeboard at the back of the church for your information and the sums collected reported in the Bulletin. I reproduce below a selection of extracts from the acknowledgements received from some of the lesser known or local charities for your interest.

I conclude with a thank you for your continuing generosity during particularly hard times for the charities themselves.

Linda Wainwright

Church Charities Treasurer

CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)

Thank you so much for your kind donation of 127.55 from your retiring collections. It will enable us to progress our campaign to reduce the number of young sudden cardiac deaths and the heartbreak that follows such a tragic loss. The funds will be used for our very ambitious initiatives, which include supporting medical research, subsidising CRY screening clinics and CRY literature and information. We also provide Bereavement services and fast track Pathology for affected families.

WaterAid

Thank you for your kind donation of 110.92 which will bring safe water, sanitation and improved hygiene to some of the poorest people in the world.

Your donation could contribute to the installation of a handpump and the training of local members of the community to repair and maintain it. Ram Kanthi is one of the many women WaterAid has helped to train, transforming her livelihood and the health of her community. We learnt to repair the pumps so that when they break down we can fix them as quickly as possible. Ram Kanthi, Mahoba region, India. Your help is hugely appreciated and will enable us to help more people like Ram.

Whizz–Kidz

Thanks to you all for your kind donation of 85.47. Whizz-Kidz strives to give the right mobility equipment to children and young people across the UK at the right time - providing them with the independence so greatly needed to meet their potential and fulfil their dreams.

What makes our support so unique and important is the immediate and life-changing impact we can have on a young person’s life. The day a child gets a wheelchair is the start of a whole new life for them and their family too. We also do so much more and are here for children throughout their childhood, offering training to ensure they get the most out of their mobility equipment and our life skills training helps them to make the transition to adulthood.








 

The Elizabeth Foundation

Thank you so much for your donation of 29.40. We are delighted that you have chosen our charity to support on this occasion, and would like to pass on our grateful thanks to you all.

YMCA

I am in receipt of your cheque for 45.16 and would like to give a big thank you to everyone for their very kind donations. With the financial climate as it is at the moment, I find it really encouraging and heart warming that people will still put their hands in their pockets to give to someone else in need.

Havant Portage Service

Many thanks for your generous donation of 104.83 collected for the children and families who receive support from our service. We are so grateful for your continued support, which enables us to offer social events and purchase new toys or equipment.

Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to the church and your congregation.


Easter Edition 2011

Charity Giving