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Charity Support

Matthew 6:19-21 "Don't store up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty and where they will be safe from thieves. Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be."

Our Church family currently supports the following charities:-


Wycombe Homeless Connection

 

www.wyhoc.org.uk

from their web-site:

 

You could say we fight injustice. Or you could say we help individuals overcome the housing shortage, the unintended consequences of government policies, unwise life choices, poverty, poor health, bad upbringing, complex bureaucracy … it’s quite a list.

Either way: with the help of a small dedicated staff and an army of local volunteers, we help homeless people overcome the obstacles they face in finding or keeping accommodation and achieving stability.

 We believe that every homeless individual in High Wycombe has worth and should have the chance of a fresh start, no matter what their situation. That’s why we treat every homeless person we meet with dignity and respect, and our staff and volunteers go the second mile to provide support. Our work is built on the support of the local community.

We focus on those who do not qualify for housing help from the council.

We have four objectives:

We aim to reduce the harms of homelessness: without creating dependency, we give out emergency food, clothing and bedding to those on the street. We run the Wycombe Winter Night Shelter not only to save life but also to provide a period of stability to allow guests to work with our staff on longer term solutions.

We help homeless people find or keep accommodation. We help them understand their situation, provide advice on their options, help them deal with officialdom and challenge unfair practice. We connect people with accommodation to suit their circumstances, from social housing to rehab, community or hostel. We help people fight unfair evictions. We refer them to specialist agencies to deal with problems like addiction or mental health.

We help people reconnect with the community by reigniting their ambitions, helping them maintain their tenancies and assisting them to move towards employment.

Finally, we help people get any official help they are entitled to.


Our advice and support centre is open every weekday in the centre of High Wycombe. 

Wycombe Homeless Connection was started by local churches in 2007 out of Christian concern for the poor state of local rough sleepers they were in contact with. The charity’s first project was the Wycombe Winter Night Shelter, which still runs annually. Soon afterwards, year-round advice and support services were added because people were becoming homeless all year. Unfortunately, it’s still happening.


iSingPop

iSingPOP is Innervation Trust's primary school singing and recording project. We give thousands of children the chance to learn an amazing set of specially written pop songs, record their very own album and perform a fantastic concert in the local church.

 

The team behind iSingPOP have over 20 years of experience managing and producing music for bands and schools teams including thebandwithnoname, The World Wide Message Tribe, tbc, BeBe Vox, Pop Connection, Shine, V*enna, and many others.

 

The project brings together school, church and community by using the entire school to produce its very own pop album. Typically, it takes four days to learn and record the songs, then a week later the children perform them at a concert held at the local church. This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the children through a wonderful live performance.

 

For more information go to their website www.isingpop.org


THE WALK CHILDREN'S CHURCH,NAKURU

www.walkcentre.org

We are working with the Walk Centre a UK registered charity (UK registered charity number 1129576) which provides grants to The Walk Children’s Church in Nakuru, Kenya which helps slum-dwelling children and their families by providing education, healthcare and food aid.

 The residents of the Hilton Slum, reside on the edges of Nakuru’s local rubbish dump. The community experiences poor health, poverty and high levels of unemployment. The levels of unemployment have remained high and all government run schools require regular fees which are beyond the means of the locals.

The Walk Centre began in April 2005 in order to cater for the needs of the local Hilton Slum, Nakuru, Kenya. Alex and Patricia Maina, both teachers by trade and respected members of the community, identified the needs of the slum and gave up their jobs to establish and run The Walk Centre.

The Walk Centre provides the children with a basic education, regular meals and emotional support. We also provide financial assistance to the locals to enable access to medical care, food and basic housing maintenance.

To find out more about what they do please explore their website site further.

Please click here for the latest Walk Centre Newsletter (February 2019)

 

As well as helping with the charity's many projects we aim to provide girls with handmade dresses and boys with handmade shorts and all children with hats. Please go to the web-site below for details of the forthcoming workshops in 2019:

Read more: http://dressesmadewithlove.webnode.com/

The next workshops are on 9th February and 2nd March 2019, 11.30 am to 2.30 pm.

 

We also have a collection point for the OneCanTrust at                 St. Paul's Church

 ONECANTRUST

SUMMER HOLIDAY COUNTDOWN 2019

OneCan Summer 2019

Life is tough for families who are struggling to put food on their tables. During the summer holidays when children aren’t having meals at school, times can get even tougher.

The Summer Holiday Countdown Calendar was started by the Second Marlow Bottom Brownies as a fun and easy way to help the One Can Trust get enough food to stop local children from going hungry over the summer. In 2018, more than 30 organisations took part, not just schools and businesses but also Guiding groups and even Flackwell Heath Slimming World. Summer Holiday Countdown Calendar donations filled the One Can Trust shelves until the autumn.

We hope that the 2019 Summer Holiday Countdown Calendar will be even bigger, thanks to support from Love Marlow, Rock Bottom and Intel High Wycombe.

 We’re asking that you… your family, group, class, company… put aside a bag for life and, from the 1st day of July to the last day of the summer term, pop an item or £1 coin in the bag. It’s just a fun way of encouraging children to help other people while getting really excited about the summer holidays.

The One Can Trust warehouse in Duke St High Wycombe HP13 6EE will be open on Saturday 20 July from 10 until 1 and Wednesday 24 July 10 to 4 to receive your donations. Please get in touch for other opening hours.

If your school or organisation expects to collect around 10 bags of food or more, please email GuidingRebeccaLewis@gmail.com to organise for a pick up by volunteers from Intel High Wycombe.

www.onecantrust.org.uk

from their web-site:

Who we are

One Can Trust seeks to develop community based projects, drawing together people from many different backgrounds, of all faiths or none to solve the issues of inequality and poverty.

What we do

Our first major project is the One Can Trust Foodbank, providing food to people across South Bucks who find themselves in times of crisis.

Since 2011, One Can Trust has operated foodbank based in High Wycombe, serving the town and South Buckinghamshire.

Growing quickly to address a growing crisis of food poverty we collect over £200,000 worth of food every year from all over the community.

We sort it, store it and create food parcels that have fed well over 30,000 adults and children.

We partner with almost 100 front line agencies who refer people to us for food aid.

We have scores of collection points and have worked with schools, churches, community groups, supermarkets and businesses of all sorts as well as our core of approximately 120 volunteers. From our store, we are able to pack and send out approximately 400 parcels a month.

Food aid reaches people through our network of food pick up centres, via our team of deliverers and through partners who have referred their clients.

Inspired by and building on the success of the foodbank we are hoping to start new projects that share its characteristics and community building character.  We are open to ideas.