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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: Guide Dogs for the Blind.  Guide Dogs for The Blind provide mobility to the blind and partially sighted.  The Charity raises awareness and campaigns for the visually impaired.  Guide dogs form partnership with their owners giving commands and encouragement and telling the dog which way to go. This can offer people a unique and effective way of getting about independently.  The service campaigns for the rights of people who are blind and partially sighted to have the same freedom of movement as everyone else.                           

 

Amounts raised:

2018

     Oct       Guide Dogs              £108.07
    Sept      Doctors of the World £233.48
    Aug       Stephen Lawrence   £195.73
    July       Kids in Crisis            £169.32 
    June     Prostate Cancer        £255.82 
    May       Christian Aid             £219.40
    April       Diocese Appeal        £289.86
    Mar        Centerpoint              £166.17
    Feb        St. Luke's Hospice   £184.25
    Jan         C of E Schools        £131.79  

2017

    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

2016:

    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