As part of St. Nicholas’ Christian mission outreach and giving, our church regularly supports other national and overseas based charities.
USPG http://www.uspg.org.uk/ – Reg. Charity No: 234518. Our collection boxes are available from our ‘link’ persons to the charity, Ann Papworth and Maureen Fairclough.
CMS – Church Mission Society www.cms-uk.org – Reg. Charity No: 1131655.
The Children’s Society – www.childrenssociety.org.uk – Reg. Charity No: 221124. A UK based charity that assists street children, disabled children, young refugees, and children in trouble with the law. St. Nicholas’ has a dedicated ‘link’ person from the charity’s Crosby Appeals Committee, Susie Boden (0151 792 2872). St. Nicholas’ support includes our Annual Christingle Service on Christmas Eve, where Christingle Collection Boxes are distributed to the school children and within church, and occasional Cake Bakes and other fundraising events.
Christian Aid – www.christianaid.org.uk – Reg. Charity No: 1105851. Christian Aid is an international development charity. They work with people, of all faiths and of none, in around 50 countries, to eradicate poverty. An annual gift donation is made each year in May during ‘Christian Aid Week’.
Trussell Trust /Crosby Food Bank – www.trusselltrust.org – Reg. Charity No: 1110522. The Trussell Trust is a charity founded on Christian principles. They work with people of all faiths and of none, but are inspired to do what they do by their Christian faith. St. Nicholas’ has a collection point at the back of church and food is passed on to the local Crosby food bank. For the past 2 years our Harvest food donations has been given to the Crosby Food Bank for distribution. Our have a dedicated ‘link’ person is Sam Rooney.
Capernwray Hall, Lancashire – www.capernwray.org.uk – Reg. Charity No. 1073139. In 2014 and 2015, St. Nicholas’ has hosted international students studying at the Bible College. They spend an initial weekend with the church and a further 10 days, staying with members of the church family, who provide bed and breakfast and meals. The students participate in services at both St. Nicholas’ and St. Michael’s’ churches sharing their testimonies and leading in some services and activities. This year the students held an International Evening at the end of their week’s stay in March at St. Michael’s Church. Students came from USA, Canada, Germany, Sweden and England joined St. Nicholas’ for 10 days in March. See link to our ‘Mission and Outreach’ page HERE more information on Capernwray College.
The David School Trust, Freetown, Sierra Leone – http://www.thedavidschool.co.uk – Reg. Charity No. 1129314.
The charity provides a school for the local community near Freetown, Sierra Leone. The country was devastated by the civil war between 1992 and 2002 when it was estimated that 50,000 people were killed, seriously maimed and injured. Hundreds of thousands of people were forced from their homes in the countryside to relative safety in the capital city of Freetown. Freetown is now massively overcrowded with many people existing in squalid conditions. During the Civil War, many communities were razed to the ground by the warring factions resulting in the complete absence of education in many areas, including at Mile 36. The availability of the David School will transform the community as a whole, providing both academic learning and practical skills training. The school is now also open in the evenings in order to enable the adult population to benefit as well as the children.
Our church link is Cynthia Carter who has visited many times and helps to organise much needed equipment, clothing and household items to be transported. She and many other helped in the building of the school, and have been to visit since the Ebola crisis.
Our Garden Party in May 2016 raised nearly £300 for the School. See David School thank you Letter from David Wallwork, Trustee.