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 charities during 2020 were:

January:  The Wycombe Homeless Connection

February: The Friendly Bombs Theatre Company

March: One Can Trust    

April: The Li Tim-Oi Foundation

May: Christian Aid 

June: The St Andrews Family Project, High Wycombe

July: The Bible Society 

August: The Albella Boys Home

September: Kisiizi

October: The One Can Trust foodbank

November: Combat Stress 

December: The Children's Society, Padstones and The Disaster Emergency Committee.

Our Chosen Charities for 2021 are:

January: Wycombe Women's Aid - which provides independent specialist services to women and children experiencing domestic violence - safe, temporary and emergency accommodation and practical and emotional support - both within the refuge and through outreach in the local community. https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityid=1007544

February: The Bible Society whose global mission is to bring the Bible to life for every man, woman and child. They believe that when people engage with the Bible, lives can change – for good. They are working in over 200 countries around the world. For more information about their work and to make a donation visit their website https://www.biblesociety.org.uk

March: Mares Community Farm. Located in Amersham, Mares Farm aims to provide positive mental health though animal and plant assisted therapies. For more information about how they have coped during the past year, see the article in the March issue of the Parish Magazine. To make a donation go to info@marescharity.co.uk or contacy Sue Cook 07886 686166

April: The Li Tim-Oi Foundation provides grants for Anglican women in developing countries to train for Christian work in their own countries. Launched in 1994 to commemorate the first woman priest in the Anglican commuexistsnion, the Foundation has given grants to more than 450 women from many countries including Africa, Brazil, Fiji, India and Pakistan.  For more information, visit their website https://www.ltof.org.uk/what-we-do/#     To donate directly go to: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/5639#!/DonationDetails

May: Christian Aid  exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. This is what they say about their work: "Everyone is equal in the sight of God. For over 75 years, this truth has inspired us to stand together in solidarity with our most most marginalised global neighbours - of all faiths and none. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. We seek to eradicate extreme poverty by tackling its root causes. Please read the article in the latest Parish Magazine and visit their website to find out more and to donate to support their work:  https://www.christianaid.org.uk/give/ways-to-donate