Charitable giving: overseas

As well as paying for the upkeep of St Mary’s, approximately 20% of all income received is donated to charities and special projects both in the UK and overseas. These charities are usually nominated by members of the parish who have a special interest in their work.

To find out more about our how you can contribute please visit our Stewardship section.

Here are some of the international charities we have recently supported:

  • Action Around Bethlehem Children with Disability is dedicated to improving the quality of life of disabled children in the West Bank.
  • Christian Aid works to bring poverty and injustice to an end – regardless of faith or ethnicity. They work through local organisations to deliver direct, practical benefits, and campaign to challenge the causes of poverty.

  • Espoir Congo cares for 100 orphaned children in the village of Kikimi, just outside Kinshasa, keeping these vulnerable children from ending up living on the streets and providing them with what they need to have a good start in life.

  • Five Talents aims to fight poverty, create jobs and transform lives by supporting micro-finance initiatives in developing countries. Through training and small loans, the charity helps to establish and nurture small businesses. Each business builds economic independence for the individual entrepreneur, their families and the families of those they employ.

  • The McCabe Educational Trust is the charitable wing of McCabe Pilgrimages. It supports three principal projects in the Holyland and four in India and Nepal with regular, sustainable, support. Other giving is specific and often nominated by particular pilgrim parties.

  • Freedom from Torture is the only organisation in the UK dedicated solely to the treatment of torture survivors. The charity offers medical consultation, examination and forensic documentation of injuries, psychological treatment and support, and practical help. It also strives to educate the public and decision makers about torture and its consequences, while advocacy work strives to ensure that the UK honours its international obligations towards survivors of torture, asylum seekers and refugees.

  • Open Doors is an international ministry serving persecuted Christians and churches worldwide. The charity supplies bibles, leadership training, literacy programmes, livelihood support and advocacy services.

  • Save the Children Fund (South Sudan)

  • Send a Cow provides livestock and training in natural organic farming practices alongside courses in gender equality, conflict resolution and more.

  • Shelterbox provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.

  • Toybox is a Christian charity committed to providing hope for the most disadvantaged children, young people and their families, principally in Latin America. Their mission is to work in partnership with indigenous organisations supporting front line work with street children and their communities, being a facilitator and advocate for this work.

  • WaterAid works in 27 countries worldwide, transforming millions of lives every year with safe water, sanitation and hygiene projects. We particularly support WaterAid during Lent.

  • Workaid tackles poverty in developing countries by supplying disadvantaged people with the tools they need to earn a living. Workaid collects unwanted items from all over the UK, repairs them and sends them to vocational training projects, mostly in East Africa. Workaid has, to date, shipped more than 168,000 items to over 1,350 vocational training projects worldwide.

  • Used stamps are collected to raise funds for a charity project in India.



Last updated: May 13, 2019


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