Many thanks for the generosity reflected in our Lent Appeal, these are the resulting figures: the total raised for the Lent appeal is £1015 plus tax relief of £253.75 making a total of £1268.75. £80 net (£100 gross) of this was from Sandra Potter’s Coffee morning specifically for Fikelela so 50% of the balance i.e. £584.38 is due to Welcare and £684.38 due to Fikelela.
Our PCC has adopted two charities for our Lent appeal. Both are small and effective charities where our small contributions will go a long way:
Fikelela is a small charity, with whom we have long standing links, based on local Anglican churches in Cape Town providing support to families affected by AIDS. Our churchwarden, Sandra Potter, has recently visited their projects and she will talk about this charity on Sunday 3 March.
Welcare is a local diocesan charity who specialise in supporting families in South London with teenage children who need targeted support through crises in their family life. The chair of the board of Welcare, who is also a Reader in our diocese will come and preach here on 25 February.