One of our values as a Christian Community is to be giving generously. Over the last 4 years our small community has raised nearly £8,000 for a range of different charities including Willen Hospice, Toybox, MSF, Shelter and many more. In 2019 the two charities we supported were; The Henry Allen Trust and The Eagle Project and we are delighted to say that we raised £2061.85.
In 2020, once again, we will be supporting two charities: one home and one overseas. Our two charities this year are MK Winter Night Shelter and Embrace the Middle East. Throughout the year we will be running a whole range of events to support our two charities from Pancake Parties to Brass Band Concert. Come along and get involved!
MK Winter Night Shelter
WNSMK provides supervised overnight accommodation and meals to homeless and vulnerable people who would otherwise be rough sleeping in Milton Keynes during the coldest months of the year (November–March). We work in partnership with many churches and community centres across the city who provide their facilities as an overnight venue.
In addition to essential shelter our staﬀ and trained volunteers provide welfare support. We enable our guests to access drug and alcohol support services, to obtain housing advice, move on to longer-term accommodation and to ﬁnd work.
People arrive at the Winter Night Shelter for many reasons. They can be old or young, men and women. Some are long-term homeless, but many are the victims of circumstance. They may have deteriorating domestic issues; they may have lost jobs and no longer be able to pay for accommodation. Illness, disability, mental health struggles, language barriers and lost or stolen identity documents can all play a part in someone ending up on the street. We help all those in need regardless of whether or not they have recourse to assistance from public funds.
Embrace the Middle East
Embrace the Middle East is a Christian charity with over 160 years' experience helping people of all faiths and none to free themselves from a life of poverty and injustice.
Together with local Christian communities we're bringing lasting change to the Middle East through healthcare, education and community development projects.
Lives and communities in the Middle East transformed by the compassion of Christ.
To partner with Middle East Christians as they bring healing and hope to all who face poverty and injustice.
Faith in Action
Faith in Action is our strategy that outlines how we will build stronger relationships with our Christian partners, expand into new countries, help more disadvantaged people, challenge poverty and injustice and inspire churches, volunteers and supporters to join us to:
To help get our fundraising going we have two charity ambassadors each year with a team of others to help.
I am delighted to say that our Charity Ambassadors for 2020 are: Elyssa Rose and Glyn Keeler
Get in touch and get involved!