Our Outward Giving programme supports various local and national charities with dedicated collections and fundraising events. The primary beneficiaries of our support are:
British Humanitarian Aid
“British Humanitarian Aid (BHA) actively seeks monetary and material donations in order to ease the suffering in Chernihiv Region, Ukraine, where the collapse of the economy in 2014 and the huge refugee problem, caused by the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the war in the Eastern States, have led to an impoverishment of individuals and families, with which the local authorities are ill equipped to cope. We work throughout the huge region wherever we find positive people who care about their communities. “Visit British Humanitarian Aid’s website for more
“We work with local partners and communities to fight injustice, respond to humanitarian emergencies, campaign for change, and help people claim the services and rights they are entitled to.”Visit Christian Aid’s website for more
“Our aim is to be the first port of call for people in Dacorum who are facing homelessness, poverty and social exclusion; to support and empower them to take the next positive step in their lives.”Visit DENS’ website for more
The Hospice of St Francis
“The Hospice of St Francis is a charity which helps 2,000 local people and their families, in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, to live their precious lives well through improving symptoms, achieving personal goals and helping them to feel safe.”Visit The Hospice of St Francis’ website for more
Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust
“This Trust was established in 1991 to raise and manage funds to help the restoration and repair of churches and chapels in the counties of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire and also part of Barnet.Visit The Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust and their Bike ‘n Hike websites for more
Our income comes from members’ subscriptions and from an annual “Bike ’n Hike” event on the second Saturday of September when hundreds of churches in both counties are open for visiting by sponsored riders and walkers. More details on our Bike ‘n Hike page.”
Forthcoming Outward Giving Events
Christian Aid Tea
The Strawberry Cream Tea in support of Christian Aid has been rescheduled for Saturday 31st July, 3pm-5pm.
Win a hamper of goodies in our raffle!
Christian Aid Week took place from 10th to 16th May. The 2021 appeal focuses on the impact of the climate crisis on those who live in poverty.
Thank you to everyone who donated to Christian Aid in May. We have already raised over £1,300 (including gift aid) through the Little Gaddesden online e-envelope and cash collections. We have a fundraising target of £1,500 for 2021 and are hoping to reach this through the proceeds from the Strawberry Cream Tea.
The e-envelope will remain open for donations until the beginning of August (extended from the end of June). Click on the logo or the following link:
Saturday October 23rd – Save the date
It is hoped to revive the Opera Concert after a gap of a year and to contribute the net proceeds as usual to Charity. We will celebrate what it is hoped will be freedom from Covid restriction by that time in Little Gaddesden Church at 7:30 (Doors open at 6:30) with a programme of popular Opera music and song to the usual high quality sung by four very talented professionals who will be on the stage at the Royal Opera House the Saturday before our evening. The singers are Marianne Cotterill, Soprano, Jeanette Ager, Mezzo, George Freeburn, Tenor and Jonathan Fisher, Baritone, accompanied by the very accomplished pianist Viv McLean. It will be an evening to remember.
Tickets will be available from Little Gaddesden Village Shop and from Michael Roberts on 01442 843444 or MCRoberts4@aol.com from October 1st.
Information for Visitors
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