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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.

During September we supported Young Carers Bucks, who support children and young people aged 6-18 years old who care for a family member who has a physical or mental illness; a disability; or drug or alcohol misuse.

October's charity: One Can Hope:   From 2011 to 2015 the highly successful foodbank project One Can Trust fed some 17,000 children and adults across South Bucks.  However, between 5 and 10% of the families they saw faced long term food insecurity due to lone-parenting, bereavement, life limiting illness, disability or lack of skills and One Can Trust were unable to help them beyond their three food parcel rule.

So in 2015 a spin-off organisation called One Can Hope was established, in partnership with Action4Children Centres and Health Visitor Teams.  Families who are identified as being in long-term need join their Fresh Hope Food Club and members of this club are given access to a weekly collection of surplus (waste) food, help with cooking skills and how to grow food on an allotment.

One Can Hope focuses on using out-of-date fresh food from major supermarkets while One Can Trust continues to collect and distribute in-date groceries that have been largely donated by the public. One Can Hope is based on Wycombe Rye in the Free Methodist church and have two other locations. 

You can read a lot more about One Can Hope through their website here.

 

Here's the full list of charities that were supported between January and October 2017:

January:  J John's "Just One" Event (held in July)

February: Papyrus

March:  Kisiizi Hospital, Uganda

April:  The Archdeaconry of Buckingham Clergy Charity

May:  Christian Aid

June:  St Andrews Family Project, High Wycombe

July:  Bible Society

August:  WorkAid

September:  Young Carers Bucks

October: One Can Hope