Charity of the Month

Our June charity – Umoja UK

A note from our June Charity of the Month:

Umoja UK supports our sister organisation Umoja Tanzania to empower youth from backgrounds of extreme poverty in Arusha Tanzania to not only survive, but thrive, through holistic education, good physical and mental health and safe employment. Umoja offers a range of services to vulnerable Tanzanian youth, their families and their communities. We provide the freedom and security needed for young people to become the authors of their own lives.

  • 11,230 young people reached annually through our programmes.
  • Essential Life Skills knowledge delivered to over 4000 young people each year.
  • 85% of Umoja graduates are now in employment, with 80% employed and 5% self-employed.

Please see pages 4-5 of this month’s edition of Seek to read more about the work of Umoja. Meet the co-founders of the charity after the 9.30am service at St Mark’s on Sunday 18th June, with the opportunity to buy Tanzanian crafts in the Community Centre during coffee.

You can donate by contacting Stuart Lingard ( and mentioning Charity of the Month. Please ask for Gift Aid to be claimed if that is possible for you. Alternatively, you can donate via the link below.

About Charity of the Month at St Mark’s

Charity of the Month was created as a way of coming together as a church community to raise money for good causes. The scheme provides ongoing support to certain organisations, and each year members of our congregation are also invited to suggest charities that they would like to promote.