Holy Trinity Seer Green & Jordans

Giving to Charity

At Holy Trinity we place great empasis on our partnerships with a number of charities which are close to our hearts including Kisiizi Hospital, Water Aid and Christian Aid. The PCC Charities sub-committee comes together at the start of each year to agree which charities will become each month's "Charity focus". We encourage members from the charitable organisation or from our congregation to talk about the work that each charity does at the Charity Focus service, and in this way we highlight the hard work that all these organisations do to improve the lives of others. 

The amount given to each month's chosen charity is the entire takings from all the services held at Holy Trinity on the second Sunday of each month. Additional contributions can be made to the selected charity at other times of the month by using the blue collecting envelopes that are available in church.

Our selected charity during February was Emmaus. This is an international solidarity movement founded in Paris in 1949 by the Catholic priest and Capuchin friar Abbé Pierre to combat poverty and homelessness. The charity provides formerly homeless people with a home and work, usually collecting, sorting and reselling donated furniture and household goods.  Emmaus's overall vision is for a world in which everyone has a home and a sense of belonging. Their mission is to work together to overcome homelessness and social exclusion while using their voice to achieve social change.

Our chosen charity for March is DrugFAM. Their primary purpose is to provide a lifeline to families, friends and partners affected by someone else’s addiction to drugs and/or alcohol and those who have been bereaved by substance misuse.  Their aim is to ensure that those who turn to them are listened to, understood and supported.  They believe passionately that no-one should struggle with the stigma from a wider society or be left in isolation, fear and ignorance of where to find support.

The origins of DrugFAM go back to 2004, when Elizabeth Burton-Phillips lost one of her identical twin sons to heroin addiction. Having struggled to find support for her own family during this harrowing time, Elizabeth founded DrugFAM in 2006 with the sole aim of ensuring that no family, friends or carers are left living in isolation, fear and ignorance of any local or national support. From humble beginnings Elizabeth has led DrugFAM to become one of the most nationally respected charities for the support of families affected by addiction.

To read more about DrugFAM, click here.

Our selected charities for 2018 are:

January: Kiziizi Hospital and School in Uganda

February: Emmaus

March: DrugFAM