Each month St Mark's supports a different charity through an additional collection. These Charities are chosen by the Charities Committee, who receive nominations from members of the congregation. On the second Sunday of the month, the nominating member of the congregation gives a short report on the work of the chosen charity for the information of the congregation.
Charity of the Month:
October 2017: Gombe over £900 raised to date
Amount raised so far inc Gift Aid:
January 2017: Cambridge Churches Homeless Project £750
February 2017: Embrace the Middle East £502
March 2017: Arthur Rank Hospice £703
April 2017: Red Cross £500
May 2017: Parish of Gombe, Northern Nigeria £930
June 2017: Cambridge Money Advice Centre £532
July 2017: The UMOJA Centre in Tanzania over £1000 to date
August 2017: Kana Academy Rural Education Project Ethiopia £752
September 2017 The Bible Society £448
We are delighted that church member Harry Coates has organised a concert at Great St Mary's on Saturday 14th October in aid of the Cambridge Churches Homeless Project and Jimmy's Night Shelter. See details under 'Music'.
Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action:
Another collection day for this charity was held at St Mark's on the afternoon of Sunday 11th June 2017.We received the following email from the local organiser Revd Rachel Greene:
July 2017 We sent £1000 to the British Red Cross appeal following the London tower block disaster.
Christian Aid Week May 2017
Collections in Newnham amounted to a total of £3988, to which at least £573 will be added from Gift Aided donations. Many thanks to all who gave so generously of their money and our collectors who gave so generously of their time to achieve this result.
The Charity Group
The Charities Group met on 27th October2016, to discuss the allocation of charities for the months of 2017. After the discussion the following list was agreed:
Charity of the Month 2014:
Thank you to everyone who supports the Charity of the Month so generously.
In 2014, we raised £5,765 compared to £5,427 in 2013. These figures exclude Gift Aid Tax reclaimed and relate to Charity of the Month collections only. In addition to these donations, we give the collections at the Crib Service, the Wolfson Advent Carol Service, Lent Hunger Lunches and ad hoc churn collections to various other charities.
Once again, many thanks for your support.
Stuart Lingard - Treasurer