At St Wulfran’s our mission is to support our community, offering love and care to all and working with local organisations. We are aware of the needs of neighbouring communities with high levels of deprivation and provide regular support for the Whitehawk Foodbank. We also raise funds for charities working in the UK and overseas to tackle poverty and inequality.
There was a really generous response to our Christmas appeal. The total raised (including Gift Aid) was £1500, to be split between out two charities:
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Providing emergency help via outreach teams and invite clients back to the Antifreeze Homeless Centre to access our clothing, hygiene, shower and laundry facilities.
Working with local churches and partners to respond to the desperate needs of displaced people across Israel and Palestine, including the Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza, run by the Anglican Church, hit by rocket fire in the early stages of the conflict.
“We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to people in Whitehawk and the wider East Brighton area who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.”
Last year we also 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.
URGENTLY NEEDED ITEMS: Tinned fruit & vegetables; Custard; Rice Pudding; Tinned Curry (Meat and/or veg); Coffee; Longlife Juice; Longlife Milk; Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
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Children are bearing the brunt of the immense suffering caused by hunger. It is estimated that more than 35 million children are suffering from acute food insecurity in our world today.
Mary’s Meals is serving life-changing school meals to some of the world’s most vulnerable children. In countries like Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya millions of children are experiencing acute levels of hunger as communities tackle a terrible combination of factors, including soaring costs, climate change, conflict, and the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mary’s Meals currently feeds more than 250,000 children across East Africa every school day. Working alongside local communities our meals are served to children in countries including Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan.
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