Each year at our Annual Meeting we choose six charities to support in the year ahead. These are two local, two national and two international
At our Annual Meeting in March 2019 we chose the following charites:
Young Somerset : Offering opportunities and experiences to young people across Somerset to develop skills and increase community involvement.
Carymoor Environmental Trust: An environmental education and nature conservation charity, provideing inspirational outdoor learning for schools and community groups.
CLIC Sargent: Leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.
Riding For the Disabled: A charity that uses horses and ponies to provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities.
Water Aid: Working across the world to improve access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.
Action Aid UK: working with women and girls across the world to change lives by reducing poverty, ending violence and promoting rights.
Each month, ten percent of the plate collection from each church is donated to one of these charities in turn. There are also envelopes in the churches for those who wish to make an additional donation.
November's Messy Church talked about Toilet Twinning and the children made a donation towards twinning the toilets in All Saints' Church. On Advent Sunday 2019 we showed a short video about Toilet Twinning before our 10.00am Parish Communion service and said that all money taken for coffee after the service would go towards this project. The generous donations raised enough money to twin one of our loos and halfway towards the other. Many thanks to all who gave to this vwey worthwhile cause.