Addington PCC has pledged to donate a minimum of 10% of our income to external Christian Charities and Mission Agencies and has comfortably exceeded this target each year. We would like to support more charities but feel that the best use of our congregation’s giving is to concentrate on a small number of Christian charities. As there are several we like to support, we decide each November/December who to support during the following year.
This year 2024 the following external charities are:
Tearfund’s call is to follow Jesus where the need is greatest, longing for new life and a new sense of worth for people. Tearfund does whatever it takes to end poverty and rebuild poor communities. They work through local churches, because they’re Jesus’ body on earth, who are ready to care for the whole person – and the whole community – inside and out.
For every pound Tearfund receives, 91p goes to paying for: emergency response, development and humanitarian work and campaigning and advocacy. Approximately 8p is spent raising funds. Less than 1p is spent on governance, making sure your money is spent as it should be.
The Salvation Army’ mission is to meet the immediate needs of people who have to sleep rough or on the streets. They give practical support and services enabling people to make the first step to get off the streets.
Specialist detox centres, rehabilitation and support programmes facilitate recovery and social integration.Every person has worth and it is their desire to help all who are willing to work, irrespective of their starting point.
Fields of Life is a non-denominational Christian International Development organisation with almost twenty five years of experience of working in East Africa. They work in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. They work with partners in providing sustainable community development to bring about positive change through the provision of quality education, clean water, health promotion and other community based projects.
Kenwood Trust are a local Kent Based Charity that saves lives every day from alcohol and drug missuse, homelessness, and crime by helping people to transform their lives and create a new future away from their addictions.
They run a structured programme at Kenwood House in Yalding aiming at eventual resettlement in the community.