Each year the church supports two charities - one international and one in the UK. The church gives £3,000 from its regular income and the church body undertakes to raise a further £3,000 so that the £6,000 total is split equally between the two charities.
The two charities this year are:
Christians against Poverty
'We exist because nobody should be held hostage by debt and poverty. But the truth is that they are rife in the UK. In a society where people live behind closed doors, thousands are desperately poor. Unable to feed their children, incapable of paying to heat their homes in winter, the grip of poverty is relentless. It breaks families apart and drives many to think that suicide is the only solution.
We are passionate about releasing people in our nation from a life sentence of debt, poverty and their causes. Through our services, which are all run through local churches, we are tackling poverty head on. Our vision is to bring freedom and good news to people in every community through 1,000 CAP projects by 2021.
Health & Hope is the working name of Health & Hope UK Limited and Health and Hope Myanmar.
We are a Christian relief and development organisation working in western Myanmar, envisioning and empowering remote rural communities to become thriving through self-development.
Our mission is to bring primary healthcare, education, hope and development to the poorest people in and around Chin State, Myanmar (Burma) through community engagement and empowerment.
Our vision is to see villages that are thriving and self-developed.
We are committed to the empowerment and transformation of individuals and communities. We aim to empower local villagers to find innovative solutions to the problems they face. We believe in the importance of holistic wellbeing in transformation, considering the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the people we serve.
We are committed to developing long term relationships and the affirmation of equal individual value. We work alongside the leadership of local villages to address their needs, encouraging their active participation in their own development. We strive to ensure there is equality and accessibility to the services and activities we offer to all people regardless of religious faith, gender, ethnicity, tribal grouping or social status.