Summer Fayre 2015

We had great time on Safari for our Summer Fayre on the 6th June raising money for our Missions.

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Missions for 2015

We can now announce our Missions for 2015. These are the four charities that we will be supporting with our fundraising events throughout the year, including Table Top Sales and our Summer and Christmas Fayres.

Our first fundraising event is our Table Top Sale this Saturday (14th February 10:30am-12:30pm).

Please come along and support our events and raise money for these good causes.

International Mission: Development Pamoja

Development Pamoja is an Irish charity working with disadvantaged rural communities near Nakuru, Kenya. Pamoja means “together” in Swahilli, so Development Pamoja literally means “development together”.

They work with the community to create opportunities for people to improve their own lives and in turn help build a sustainable local economy. (They do not usually give free handouts as they believe they lead to a reliance on aid and are damaging to local economies.) Their objective is to foster a greater sense of collective responsibility which helps to build a better society for all.

Development Pamoja promise that 100% of all money donated goes directly to Kenya. All work in Ireland is done on a voluntary basis and expenses in Kenya are kept to an absolute minimum.

For more information, check out the website for Development Pamoja →.

National Mission: Ataxia UK

‘Ataxia’ means ‘lack of order’. People with ataxia have problems with movement, balance, and speech. Over 10,000 people in the UK have a form of ataxia. There is currently no cure.

Ataxia UK works across the whole of the UK. They aim to support everyone affected by ataxia; people with the condition, their families, carers and friends. They help people to live with ataxia by providing a range of services that are not available anywhere else. They also fund research into developing safe, effective treatments. Their ultimate goal is to find a cure for the ataxias.

For more information, check out the website for Ataxia UK →

Local Mission: New Hope

New Hope exists to serve individuals who are homeless or vulnerably-housed through the provision of accommodation and opportunities to transform lives. Founded upon Christian values, which are at the core of their work, they support people regardless of faith, class, disability, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.

New Hope provide seven accommodation services with up to 60 beds every night (an emergency transition service and night shelter, a damp house, a dry house, and four move-on hostels), five support services (street outreach, a 24/7 emergency homelessness advice line, a drop-in, a mental health worker, and a tenancy sustainment team) and two development services (a community market garden and an employment training scheme.) They support more than 600 people every year through these services.

For more information, check out the website for New Hope →

Home Mission: ASCEND

ASCEND is our very own Mission working right in the heart of our community. They’re all about moving people forward, challenging their perceived barriers to education and training; providing people with more choice and control over their lives. Thanks to ASCEND, many local people now have the confidence, self-esteem and skills to find a route to employment, some for the first time in their lives. ASCEND also works with young people aged 16 to 25 and has set up the Dig Deep Allotment Project with Farming for All CIC and Step Up with Herts Mind Network.

For more information, check out the website for ASCEND →

Mission total for 2014

We raised a grand total of £1,692.50 for our Missions in 2014 which were:

International charity: Ethiopiaid →

National charity:  Crohn’s and Colitis UK →

Local charity:  ASCEND →

The total will be shared equally between these three charities with each receiving £564.16.

In addition, we raised £109.35 at our Christingle Service for The Children’s Society →.

Thank you to everyone who helped organise and support our fundraising events over the last year.

Summer Fayre 2014

We held our annual Summer Fayre on 14th June. We had a great time getting in the summer holiday spirit.

We raised £384.46 for our Missions. Thank you to everyone who came and supported this event.

 

 

Missions for 2014

We have now agreed our Missions for 2014. These are the three charities that we will be supporting with our fundraising events throughout the year, including Table Top Sales and our Summer and Christmas Fayres.

We have a target to raise £2000 this year to share between these Missions. Our first fundraising event is our Table Top Sale this Saturday (22nd February 10:30am-12:30pm).

Our Missions for 2014 are:

International Mission: Ethiopiaid

Ethiopiaid → has been changing lives in Ethiopia since 1989. It is a small but effective charity raising funds for trusted community partners in the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. They work with the best local charities, valued for their expertise, skill and ambition tackling poverty alleviation, healthcare and education. By targeting these areas they help the poorest to find their way out of unnecessary suffering.

National Mission: National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s and Colitis UK → is the working name for the National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease (NACC). The NACC was first established in 1979 as a patients’ association and aims to improve life for everyone affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – the main forms being Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The charity has been providing information and support, funding research and fighting for change by bringing together people of all ages who have been diagnosed with IBD, their families and friends, and the professionals involved in their care.

Local Mission: ASCEND

ASCEND is our very own Mission working right in the heart of our community. They’re all about moving people forward, challenging their perceived barriers to education and training; providing people with more choice and control over their lives.

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Keep checking our Events page for details of our future fundraisers.

Mission total for 2013

We now have the final total for our Mission fundraising for 2013. We had several exciting events including our Scottish and 1940s themed evenings, our Summer and Christmas Fayres as well as our regular Table Top Sales.

Together these events and other donations meant that we successfully met our target of £2000 which will be shared equally among our three nominated Missions; The Willow Foundation→, Diabetes UK→ and Mary’s Meals→.

The final total for the year was £2307. The £307 above our target will be donated to our own mission, ASCEND.

We also collected £384 for one-off appeals including the Syria and Philippines crises. This makes a grand total for 2013 of

£2691.

Thank you to everyone who helped organise any of our events in 2013 and all those who came along to support them and help us reach this total.

Our new Missions for 2014 will be announced soon.