We decided as a church to support 4 particular charities, though other organisations will still benefit by members championing them.
A recent Charity Review group recommended we increased our main charities to 5…
SUK JAI children’s home (see Mae Gone Orphanage) in Northern Thailand.
LIFESHARE, supporting the homeless in Manchester centre.
RAINBOW TRUST, the hospice for children at Francis House in Didsbury.
TRANFORM TRADE, supporting the Fair Trade organisation.
MARY’S MEALS, now supplying schools on 4 continents.
We took part in the ‘Space at the Table’ project of the missional partnership and supplied chilled meals to the homeless in Stockport through the wonderful Loaves and Fishes charity. This venture has now ended.
In addition, small groups or individuals in the church focus support from time to time on: Macmillan Nurses, The British Legion, The Leprosy Mission, Chelwood Food Bank Plus, Link to Hope (shoe boxes), British Epilepsy, and other charities. Our support for these charities may take the form of donations often following fundraising events such as coffee mornings, jumble sales or similar.
We support weekly the Chelwood Food Bank Plus with direct donations of supermarket products. [the ‘Plus refers to non-food products such as baby and cleaning products, and now includes supplying beds , with linen!]
The church strongly supports Christian Aid, in consort with the other churches in Cheadle Hulme, and also we contribute to various international disaster funds from time to time.
We also take an active role in Churches Together in Cheadle Hulme.