CHARITY

Our Charities

 

PCC have voted on what charities to support in 2022.  Each charity has a sponsor who will endeavour to keep the congregation informed of any news throughout the year.

 

International - Mityana - Rhiannon Love

National - CMS for the work of Chris and Anna Hembury - Dorrie Bilson 

Local - Whitchurch Youth Project-  Tim Fisher

Also, donations of non-perishable goods left in the porch at All Hallows will be taken to Andover Food Bank every week.. 

How we choose

 

The PCC agreed the following proposal on 21 st September 2021 as a way to choose which charities to support.

As a PCC, we commit to supporting three charities each year,

one working locally,
one working elsewhere in the UK (national) and

one working elsewhere in the world (international).


To be considered for support, the charity would need to be nominated by at least 2 members of the congregation, at least one of whom would agree to be the ‘sponsor’ for the charity and would be responsible for communicating their work to the congregation.

 

To be considered for support, the work of the charity would also need to contribute to one or more of the Five Marks of Mission, as agreed by the Anglican Communion:

 

The mission of the Church is the mission of Christ
1.      To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
2.      To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
3.      To respond to human need by loving service
4.      To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation
5.      To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth.


We commit to supporting each charity for a period of three years, and (unless in exceptional circumstances) will not ‘roll over’ a charity after the three years are up.


Each year PCC will invite nominations for one new charity to fill a slot in one of the categories (local, national, international).

2022

Mityana 

Our link is with Mityana Projects Trust which is based within our Deanery. All our primary schools are linked with schools in Uganda, and over 50 people from our villages and communities in the Deanery have visited Mityana. 

Their Mission Statement and visits reflect:

  • involvement in educational projects in rural primary schools

  • investing in small income generating projects.

  • supporting vocation centres

  • offering support to the Mityana diocese

August 2022 Update

In Uganda, over the covid period work has continued with upkeep and building of Latrines, Health Clinic,  and Water dams to provide 3000 people with water allyear round, and links have been maintained with the schools and the kindergarten.
In UK, Dodie has continued with school visits and assemblies. She collected alphabet books to take to Uganda in October made by schools here. And has encouraged shared learning: with the creation of pupil to pupil cards.
On behalf of the Mityana Trust, Dodie would like to extend huge huge thanks to the All Hallows congregation for their continued support. It is amazingly generous and we are so grateful as the donation from AH enables us to deliver across the projects we have going and helps us continue to support the schools, communities and initiatives in Mityana and the surrounding communities.

Dodie is going back to Uganda in October, so we will have a further update then.

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Latrine Aug 2022
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Church Mission Society (CMS)

Our gift goes towards the work of Chris and Anna Hembury who live in an area of Hull where people are known for their no-nonsense attitude and honest vulnerability, an area suffering from high unemployment, child poverty, addiction, mental and physical health problems, prostitution and increasing racial tension. People feel a crippling lack of self-worth. But it’s an area full of buried treasure, untapped potential and dormant creativity.

They support a group who are living in a CMS house for mission and serving their local community. They help look after a community garden and a sort of drop in/sofa-church in their neighbourhood. They help run Orts, a sewing collective where women from all walks of life can support each other, learn and create together. They work alongside the Hull Youth for Christ (YFC) team, supporting children, young people and families.

Anna and Chris said:

Thank you so much for choosing to support our work here in Hull. It is sometimes difficult for folk to appreciate the particular needs and gifts in deprived neighbourhoods such as ours, and much of our mission work and context is pretty unglamorous! Most people here experience multiple disadvantages and are hard-pressed on every side. But we are in the business of treasure-hunting and story-changing, and your support enables us to find and celebrate and grow the transformative kingdom of God here. 

 

We plan to visit All Hallows in person again sometime this year, and will send out a link letter about three times a year, which we hope will serve to give you a sense of what you are partnering with in mission. Our next link letter should reach you sometime next month (all our previous link letters can be accessed on our page on the CMS website too, should anyone want to get more of a feel for what we’ve been hearing / doing / reflecting).

 

With love and gratitude,

 

Anna & Chris Hembury

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Whitchurch Youth Project

 

Whitchurch Youth Project provides a youth club (Young@Heart) for 11-14 year olds at the Gill Nethercott Centre on Friday evenings and monthly activity trips for young people who would otherwise be unable to afford to do these activities.  Pre-Covid, the Whitchurch Youth Project also organised an annual residential holiday camp and hope to do so again once Covid restrictions ease.  The club and activities are led by Barry Goddard supported by volunteers including young leaders who have been past members of the youth club.