People at St Michael & All Angels devote considerable time and energy to charitable work, for a range of good causes, at home and overseas. Each year we support three charities in particular. Our new international charity for 2018 will be WaterHarvest, in place of Msaada which we have supported for the past three years.
John Clark, the chair of our charities group, writes:
“Every year we review one of our three St Michael’s charities and we are pleased to announce that our new international charity starting this year will be WaterHarvest, which some of you may know by its previous name ‘Wells for India’. WaterHarvest is a small charity working in the remote and arid villages of rural India, where communities are still struggling to survive without running water. Our project for the next three years will be to install ‘taankas’ to harvest the monsoon rains for the poorest of the poor in the state of Rajasthan. More information will appear on the charities notice board in the church over the coming weeks.”
The first opportunity to support WaterHarvest, along with The Upper Room and The Amber Trust, will be the Annual Quiz Night on Saturday January 27th. There are still tickets available – if you don’t have your ticket yet, please contact Alyson Mitchell. It would be lovely to have a sell-out for our first charity fundraising event of 2018.
Advent Calendar & Christmas Charity Appeal
Thank you to all those who bid for – or created – the pictures in our 2017 Advent Calendar, which were sold at the silent auction party on Sunday January 14th. The artists generously donated at least a third of the purchase price to the Appeal, in aid of our three 2017 charities:
- The Upper Room, feeding the community in need in West London
- Msaada, helping people in Rwanda become self-sufficient
- The Amber Trust, helping blind children fulfil their potential through music.
All the pictures found buyers and the auction raised well over £1,000 for the appeal.
Read more in the ChiswickW4.com report:
Bidding battles at St Michael & All Angels.