As well as our main Church project, we also support several other charities with smaller sums, collected after communion services at the church.
Charities supported in previous years can be seen on the following pages:
The charities being supported this year are as given below. Clicking on a title will open a new tab containing the web page of the relevant charity.
January 2019: KHORA
KHORA supports refugee families in Athens with reusable nappies. There are about 40,000 documented refugees living in mainland Greece and the daily battle to access basic needs is acute. Nappies are a basic necessity and to not provide them is both distressing to parents and dehumanising for the families. KHORA aims to support 100 babies at a cost of £8000 with reusable nappies, laundry detergent and a nappy travel bag.
February : CEREBRA
Cerebra supports brain damaged children. Just to learn,play,make friends, enjoy and experience the world can feel difficult ,even impossible. Cerebra purchases new equipment, new learning resources and new ways to play and support each other. Cerebra opens new doors to discovering the world and to make life better
March: Benevolence Fund
An emergency hardship fund for immediate distribution to needy cases within the Church and its community. Distributed
at the discretion of the Minister.
April: Trinity School
Trinity School is an all age (2-19) special school situated on the outskirts of Durham City near Akley Heads.
The school caters for pupils who have a range of special educational needs including moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties, communication disorders (including specialist autistic provision) and complex and multiple learning difficulties.
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May: Christian Aid
Durham Night Shelter is a collaborative initiative of many of the Durham churches, to provide overnight accommodation, safety and food for homeless people during the winter months .
The shelter has successfully supported a number of homeless people, both men and women during the coldest nights and relies upon the kindness and compassion of volunteers.
Church premises are used to support this initiative.
June: Durham Night Shelter
Durham Winter Night Night Shelter Provides emergency accommodation to rough sleepers in Durham if the night time temperature is or is predicted to be 0 degrees centigrade or below.
The Christian Partnership of Churches and Just Love Durham wants to see God end Homelessness in Durham.