december Charity of the Month
Each month, the church chooses a charity to support throughout the month, and to raise awareness of it to the public.
This month's charity is The Children's Society
The Children’s Society helps change children’s stories, working towards a country where all children are free from disadvantage.
Every year, The Children's Society work directly with more and more of the most disadvantaged children. They do this through their extensive network of frontline services, supported by an army of volunteers. Together, they tackle child poverty and neglect head on, from helping families trapped in debt, child runaways and young carers, to stopping child sexual exploitation.
It is a painful fact that many children and young people in Britain today are still suffering extreme hardship, abuse and neglect. Too often their problems are ignored and their voices unheard. Now it is time to listen and to act.
The Children’s Society is a national charity that runs local projects, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have nowhere left to turn.
In 2015-16 we spent:
£23m on services to children
£7.7m on trading, including shops
£6.4m on fundraising
£5.0m on campaigning, research and policy
£0.5m on other costs
If you would like to help The Children's Society in some way, visit their website www.childrenssociety.org.uk and see how you can contribute.
If you would like to make a donation using cash, please use the blue collection pot by the church entrance.
If you know of a charity that you think we could use as a future Charity of the Month, please let us know by emailing us so we can look into it.
If you would like to see who we have supported in the past, click the links below