Charity of the Month

Each year, the congregation at St. Andrew’s nominates charities, both local and national, who they‘d like to support over the coming twelve months, over and above their weekly giving to the Church.  The congregation then votes and the top ten charities (plus the annual Bishop of London’s Lent Appeal and CofE Schools in the Diocese) are each allocated a month and details of the charity are posted in church and donations placed in the collection box.

This month’s Charity is: CHURCH OF ENGLAND SCHOOLS IN THE DIOCESE OF LONDON Why do Church of England Schools need C of E people to support them?  Because in order for the school to remain a Church School, the Governors have to find a small percentage of the cost of maintaining the buildings.  Without this contribution a Church School would revert to State.  Parents of children who attend Church Schools are asked for an annual contribution, but this does not cover the amount that is needed (particularly in deprived areas such as Brent).  Every Anglican Church in the Willesden Episcopal Area is asked to help by making a contribution.

Amounts raised:


    Dec        Brain Tumour           £208.13
    Nov        British Red Cross     £136.21
    Oct         Farm Africa              £209.12  
    Sept       WaterAid                  £166.90  
    Aug        Sightsavers              £183.03  
    July        Age UK                    £183.17  
    June       Stroke Assoc           £188.97  
    May        Christian Aid            £222.65  
    April       Lupus UK                 £222.79  
    March    Lent Appeal              £468.67  
    Feb        Brent Mind                £177.29  
    Jan        C of E Schools          £227.27


    Dec       St Luke's Hospice               £177.46 
    Nov       Help for Heros                     £164.10  
    Oct        British Heart Foundation     £276.16  
    Sept      Cancer Research UK          £228.05  
    Aug       Sickle Cell Society               £218.36 
    July       Alzheimer’s Society             £265.23  
    June      Guide Dogs                         £100.43  
    May       Christian Aid                        £151.70  
    April      Church Schools                    £102.87  
    Feb/Mar Diocesan Lent Appeal         £179.20  
    Jan        Medecins Sans Frontieres  £181.32


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