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 charities for 2019 are:

January - Kiziizi Hospital and School in Uganda:

February - Emmaus: A UK-based charity (president Terry Waite CBE) that is working to end homelessness by providing a stable home, meaningful work and positive companions.

March - Church Urban Fund: The CUF was  established by the Church of England as a practical response to unmet need. Their vision is to support people and communities all over England to flourish and enjoy life in all its fullness.

April - The English Clergy Association represents the interests of the English clergy and provides advice, legal information, and modest grants for holidays for clergy. Our collection this year for this charity amounted to £215.

May - Christian Aid has over 70 years experience of working with partners, worldwide, to support communities to thrive. They seek to tackle the root causes of poverty so that people are strengthened against future knocks. And if disasters happen, Christian Aid get people the help they need straightaway.  Their focus in 2019 is on Sierra Leone and especially the dangers faced there by pregnant women. The figure raised this year (including gift aid) was £3,390. A huge thank you to everyone who helped achieve this fantastic sum!

June - St Andrew's Family Project, High Wycombe: This charity runs term-time support groups for mothers and pre-school children. Sessions offer friendship, training and life skills, creche and a home-cooked lunch. During the summer holidays there is a much-appreciated day out.

July - Friendly Bombs Theatre Company: Formed more than 20 years ago, this charity brings theatre to the learning disabled community. It comprises 20 performers, all of whom are adults with a learning disability - and five volunteer staff with an interest in learning disability and theatre.

August - DrugFam aims to provide safe, caring and professional support to families and partners who are struggling to cope with a loved one's addiction to drugs or alcohol; and to those bereaved by addiction or related causes.

September: The Bible Society works in over 200 countries to bring the Bible to life; to help people around the world and in this country engage with it, relate to it and make sense of it.

October:  Mares Community Care Farm is a 16-acre farm set in beautiful countryside in Old Amersham. It aims to promote positive mental health through animal and plant assisted therapies. They offer opportunities, outdoor experiences and the chance to learn new skills to a wide group of vulnerable people in a safe and caring way.

November:  to be announced

December:   to be accounced