As a whole the Parish raises money for many charities either through church groups or as a whole parish and below are a taster of some of these charities.
Mission Aviation Fellowship
For more information about Mission Aviation Fellowship visit http://www.maf-uk.org/Home/1.id
For more information about this http://www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk/shoeboxworld/
For more information about Tear Fund visit http://www.tearfund.org/
Letchworth Food Bank
Letchworth Food Bank - Helping those below the line
"Help your hungry neighbour" is the overriding theme of a food bank and the Parish is now supporting a newly established food bank* in Letchworth.
It is specifically geared towards people who experience a short term crisis and provides food parcels to cover, initially, 3 days (10 balanced meals) for individuals, families etc. Referral agencies issue vouchers which are redeemed by clients at a distribution centre (Fortescue Hall). Initially the distribution centre will open twice a week at an interval of 3 days to allow for the fact that some clients may be in need of a second referral.
At the distribution centre, volunteers provide tea/coffee etc and a listening ear. They also help clients with information about agencies who can give on-going help to resolve the problems which have given rise to the crisis.
The main way that we as a Parish can support the food bank is through the donation of food. As the food bank cannot predict demand for their services, all foodstuffs donated must be non-perishable.
The food bank will gladly accept anything from the list on the left. If your eyes aren't quite what they used to be, click the image for a full size PDF of the the shopping list.
Food can be donated by leaving it towards the back of the Church (St George's) behind the font.
For more information, please see the information leaflet here.