Charities that We Support
We are pleased to support the following charities.
WITHAMSIDE WASTE NOT WANT NOT
BRING ANY FOOD AND ESSENTIAL GOODS THAT YOU WISH TO DONATE TO
ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH BASSINGHAM
on the last Thursday of each month
Next collection day Thursday 30th June
9-30 a.m. to 11-30 a.m.
ANYONE IN NEED OF A BIT OF EXTRA HELP IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES CAN COME ALONG AND COLLECT A BOX OF FOOD AND ESSENTIAL GOODS
1-00 p.m. to 3-30 p.m.
THIS IS A NEW COLLABORATIVE SCHEME BETWEEN GREEN’S STORE AND THE WITHAMSIDE PARISH TO TRY AND ESTABLISH A WAY OF SHARING AND RE-DISTRIBUTING EXCESSES AND SUPPORTING THOSE IN NEED WITHIN OUR OWN COMMUNITY
Swaziland Schools Projects Working in Eswatini
This small UK based charity, incorporating Changing Futures charity, supports the education of children and adults in eSwatini by:
- paying bursaries for school fees so children can attend school. All children in high schools (age 12 upwards) pay compulsory school fees and our first priority is to raise money each year so that vulnerable children from the poorest communities may go to school;
- providing buildings such as classrooms, toilet blocks, kitchens, teachers’ houses and water supplies;
- providing food for lunches, resources and equipment such as books and furniture;
- funding vocational training for young Swazis and employing them to repair school furniture;
- funding Early Childhood Development courses for volunteer Swazis working in pre-schools.
The Joy Foundation is a local Christian charity that brings the Good News of Jesus into primary schools through both word and deed. It serves more than 20 schools through regular provision of Collective Worship, videos, lessons, clubs, intervention support, curriculum advice and governor support. In the Withamside United Parish, The Joy Foundation has been serving its schools regularly since 2011.
The Giving Tree – Christmas Sack Appeal
Withamside Parish is planning to collect gifts again this year at St Michael’s Church, Bassingham. The giving tree will be at the back of church from the beginning of Nov. Please pick a tag for the age and gender of the person you would like to give to, donate an unwrapped gift and place it under the tree. All gifts are then taken to Bridge church, Lincoln (at the beginning of Dec) for distribution to families who need a little help this Christmas
Many thanks for your support.
The Children’s Society
We fight for hope by deeply understanding the needs of young people and by supporting them through their most serious life challenges. We work with young people who have suffered years of abuse, who have run away from home or are struggling with mental health issues. We look out for young carers and those who are at risk of being groomed by gangs. We help refugees who have no one else to turn to in this country.
The Children’s Society introduced the Christingle Service and the first one was held in Lincoln Cathedral in 1968. It has been enjoyed by many thousands of children over the years and will be celebrated In schools and churches up and down the land. We are pleased to support the work of The Childrens Society in this way which makes such a difference to the lives of so many children.