We care about the world in which we live and we support a number of local, national and international charities. This can be through specific fundraising events or allocation of funds to charitable causes as decided by our church council. Each year we aim to give away a minimum 10% of our planned income to others who need our help.
We have a weekly ‘copper collection’ too during our 10.30am Sunday Services for charities which are suggested by the children in our Sunday School.
Last year this represented nearly £3900 in financial support.
We also give practical help to Caritas and the Porch Project with gifts of food and sometimes clothing – as well as making up ‘Shoe Boxes’ filled with small gifts for children suffering hardship in Belarus. We donate second hand Christian books to the Book Aid Charitable Trust for distribution to needy areas around the world. Closer to home we have helped Springside and Tottington Schools with their appeal for children’s books.
Last year we gave a Christmas lunch in our church hall for those who would otherwise be on their own.
In addition to those mentioned above, the charities that we financially supported in the last 12 months included: Bury Cancer Support, Children’s Society, Christian Aid, CMS, Crisis, Embrace the Middle East, North West Air Ambulance, Practical Action, Wood Street Mission, St Joseph’s Prayer Centre, Save the Children, Sense, Shelterbox, Solidarity and WaterAid. In December we hosted a Christmas Fair on behalf of 4Louis.
This activity all falls within the 5 key areas that are really important to us. Please go to our ‘about‘ page for more information.