Every year Ludlow Methodist Church aims to further the wider mission of God by allocating a percentage of its income by giving financial support to a number of charitable organisations nominated by church members. Charities working in the UK and internationally are supported in this way.
In 2017 four charities benefited by receiving cheques of £2,000:
- N-Gage is a Manchester based Christian charity that gives young people opportunities and skills to achieve their full potential.
- Pazapa offers special education to 130 children each day in Haiti.
- MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) enables thousands of aid, relief and mission projects to reach really remote places, where some of the greatest human needs are.
- Ludlow Foyer is a housing project that provides accommodation for young people aged 16-25
This year (2018) a total of eight charities were nominated, so it was agreed to support each one with a cheque for £1,000:
St Joseph’s Hospice in East London is one of the largest hospices in the UK. It serves a diverse, vibrant community, with some of the poorest wards in the country. They provide expert palliative care, free of charge and without exception to about 6,000 people a year. Our gift could pay for visits to ten terminally ill patients in their homes, meaning that these people can maintain their independence and live well for as long as possible.
For more information visit https://www.stjh.org.uk/
St Mungo Community Housing Association supports over 2,700 people who are homeless or at risk on any one night across the country. During the last year they have also helped 5,700 rough sleepers; provided specialist healthcare; helped 2,800 people access Skills and Employment services; supported people with mental health issues and substance abuse problems; and worked with 7,800 offenders across 12 prisons.
For more information visit https://www.mungos.org/
Toybox is committed to ending the global injustice of children living and working on city streets. Projects in Central & South America, Africa and India. Toybox began when a couple were prompted by their Christian faith and decided to act. Our donation will help children go to school instead of manual labour.
For more information visit https://toybox.org.uk/
Embrace the Middle East works in areas of increasing need, and so our gift will be used wherever the need is greatest – whether in response to a humanitarian emergency or in support of long-term development projects. One such project is the Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza City, where Embrace helps fund essential medical treatment, medication and staffing that is crucial to saving lives.
For more information visit https://www.embraceme.org/
Rojo Rojo orphanage appeal is a small charity founded to house and educate young children whose parents have died from HIV related illness, in a coastal province of Kenya. Our donation will help fund the building of a security wall around the orphanage compound for the safety of the children from terrorist attacks, which often target schools and children. Find out more by visiting the market stall in Ludlow on a Monday.
For more information visit www.aid4rojo.org/
Emmaus have29 communities across the UK reaching out to desperate men and women who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion, to bring them into the warmth of community life. Emmaus has set a target to provide 1,000 companion places by 2020 and open even more communities to provide comfort, support and companionship – to change lives.
For more information visit https://www.emmaus.org.uk/
Umoja Boys is passionate about transforming the lives of street children living in Mombassa and Nairobi in Kenya.
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/umojaboys/
CEVIC is a small charity supporting blind children in Uganda. Our money has been used to provide machines for producing Braille books, as well toys and educational equipment.
Many of our church members are actively involved volunteering with local charities and charity shops. The church building in Broad Street is also home to the charity Hands Together LUDLOW, which is supported by this church in many ways. Please visit the Hands Together website for more information: https://www.handstogetherludlow.org.uk/