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
Fourth Annual Opera Concert
On Saturday 19 October 2019 Little Gaddesden Church hosts the fourth annual Opera Concert. As in previous years, The Hospice of St Francis and Little Gaddesden Church will share the proceeds from the event.
Once again, performers include Marianne Cotterill (Soprano), Jeanette Ager (Mezzo soprano), George Freeburn (Tenor) and Jonathan Fisher (Baritone). All of them have just returned from Japan where they have been singing with the Royal Opera Company. And they are also returning to Little Gaddesden after their most successful concert in October last year. Accompanying the soloists on the piano will be Viv McLean. Viv is also well known locally as well as internationally, not least for his interpretation of Gershwin. The programme is varied. It ranges from Verdi to Puccini and Bizet to Borodin. And there’ll be a sprinkling of Lehar and other well known arias and pieces.
The concert will commence at 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Tickets can be reserved at the Little Gaddesden Shop, on email at MCRoberts4@aol.com or by telephone on 01442 843444. The ticket price is £25, as last year. Everyone hopes that the two charities will benefit substantially from the generosity of those attending, who will also enjoy an outstanding and memorable evening.
The Hospice of St Francis is one of Little Gaddesden Church’s primary Outward Giving charities.
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