Charity of the Month
Wendy Pritchard introduces "A new way to do Charitable Giving" here.
Charity of the month for June – Homestart Richmond
Everyone needs a bit of help sometimes.
Sometimes being a parent can be difficult – parents can feel exhausted and overwhelmed by everyday family life and additional stresses such as post-natal depression, illness, disability, separation, isolation or multiple births can make family life even more difficult. If there are no close family members or friends to turn to for help and encouragement it can be even tougher.
Homestart are a charity that helps families with young children. Their friendly and caring volunteers understand the joys, frustrations and challenges of bringing up children. A volunteer visits a family at home once a week for 2-3 hours offering time, friendship, support, encouragement and practical help for as long as is needed. Their volunteers are all different ages and come from all walks of life but they are there to do one thing – offer a friendly helping hand to parents with young children.
Check out their website at www.homestartrichmondshire.org.uk for more details and ways that you can help.
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:
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.