Charity of the Month


Wendy Pritchard introduces "A new way to do Charitable Giving" here.


Charity of the month for April – the Alzheimer’s Society

To hear Wendy Speak of her own experience with Alzheimers, please click here.

We all forget a name or a face sometimes, especially as we get older. But dementia is something different. It’s the biggest health and social care challenge of our time.

Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Someone develops it every three minutes and there’s currently no cure. Dementia is not a natural part of ageing and it doesn’t just affect older people - over 40,000 people under the age of 65 in the UK have dementia. Memory problems are one of a number of symptoms that people may experience. Others include difficulties with planning, thinking things through, struggling to keep up with a conversation, and sometimes changes in mood or behaviour.

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. They fund research into the causes of dementia and possible treatments, together with research to find a cure and means of prevention.  They campaign for change and support people and their carers who are living with dementia today. There are various types of dementia, not just Alzheimer’s, but the Alzheimer’s Society is concerned with them all.

Thanks to your support, the Alzheimer’s Society is facing dementia head on. Their aim is that nobody should have to face dementia alone and they’re working to eventually achieve a world without dementia – wouldn’t that be wonderful!


Cash Donations can be posted through the Rectory Letterbox (Please use and envelope and clearly mark it )


On the first and second Sundays of the month we have a voluntary collection.  These alternate each month between overseas and home charities.  Charities have included The Samaritans, Water Aid, Rug Aid, Darlington's Women Refuge, World Vision and Emmaus.  We have recently supported Playgrounds for Palestine - a charity which raises money to provide much needed play areas in Palestine. We are constantly reviewing the charities we support to ensure we assist as many as possible.

In the present lockdown situation we are unable to take 'in person' collections at Church, however we do hope that you will go to the charity’s own website, listed below, and donate to the individual charity directly. Alternatively, a cash donation can be placed in an envelope and posted through the Rectory door. 


The charities for the next few months are below.  On alternative months our Charity of the Month giving will go to the Anglican Mission Agency USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel), in support of their work throughout the world. For further information on USPG please visit:  



Month (2021)


Web address




MU Richmond branch





The Alzheimer’s Society




Homestart Richmond




Macmillan Nurses








Women’s Refuge Darlington


Sheila Harrisson gives us an insight into the work of The Women's Refuge in Darlington here.

Martin has recorded a podcast for Charity of the Month for USPG which we collect for alternate months.  You can hear it here.


If you would like to donate to the DEC Coronavirus Appeal you can find it here.