Community and Charities

Charity Lent Lunches 2022

St Wulfran’s is organising a programme of charity lunches with delicious home-made soups, bread and cheese during Lent this year.
No charge but we hope you will donate generously to the charity chosen by the host.

All welcome, but numbers will be limited at each event – please contact the host to book your place and confirm timing.

Saturday, March 5th – two lunches

  • at the home of Mary Samuel: 13A Lenham Road West, Rottingdean (01273 958693) -in aid of  Practical ACTION, helping families and farming communities around the world find solutions for their toughest problems.
  • hosted by Pat Andersen and Teresa Stirling: 6 Dower Close, Ovingdean (01273 306084), in aid of Chestnut Tree House –  a Hospice providing care for children and young people with life limiting conditions in Sussex and Southeast Hampshire.

Saturday, March 12th, at the home of Diana and Ewart Wooldridge: 21 Longhill Rd, Ovingdean. (01273 390206)-  in aid of  Medicine sans Frontieres (MSF) – providing medical care in conflict zones, natural disasters and epidemics.

Saturday  March 26th  at the home of Anne Smalley: 45 Ainsworth Ave, Ovingdean(01273 306415)  Hosted by Anne Smalley and Julie Paling, in aid of Save the  Children. -providing medicine, food and education to support children across the world.

Saturday  April 2nd. at the home of Anne Smalley: 45 Ainsworth Ave, Ovingdean (01273 306415)  Hosted by Anne Smalley and Shirley Ross, in aid of Emmaus Brighton and Hove –  supporting people to work their way out of homelessness.

Saturday  April 9th at the home of Jeanie Civil, Seascape, 2 Longhill Rd, Ovingdean (01273 305221) Hosted by Jeanie Civil and Pat Couchman, in aid of L’Arche – providing homes, programmes and support networks for people with intellectual disabilities. 

Whitehawk Foodbank

Last year we supported the Whitehawk Foodbank as our Lent charity by raising money to contribute to the emergency needs of local families at the height of the pandemic. We continue to encourage Ovingdean residents to give generously. The need for emergency food parcels is becoming more acute this winter with families and single people  facing benefit cuts and rising costs, especially fuel bills.  Please leave your contributions in the porch of 45 Ainsworth Avenue, or in the crate at St Wulfran’s. 

Please keep up your support by donating food to the crate in St Wulfran’s or to 45 Ainsworth Avenue. URGENTLY NEEDED ITEMS:TINNED FRUIT & VEGETABLES; CUSTARD; RICE PUDDING;TINNED CURRY (MEAT AND/OR VEGETARIAN);FRAY BENTOs PIES; COFFEE; LONGLIFE JUICE; TOOTHBRUSHES  AND TOOTHPASTE

More information: https://thewhitehawk.foodbank.org.uk/

The Tearfund quiz night on 20 November was a very enjoyable and successful evening, raising £820. With the money donated during Harvest Festival we are sending £1439.61 to support Tearfund in their efforts to end poverty across the world.”