It is important to our churches that we look outside the needs of just keeping the historic buildings maintained! These are some of the organisations we have recently supported:-
Christian Aid www.christianaid.org.uk
The Children's Society www.childrenssociety.org.uk
One Can Trust www.onecantrust.org.uk
The Rise Foundation who work with Syrian refugees www.rise-foundation.org
Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution www.rabi.org.uk
Women's Aid, Saunderton Lodge www.womensaid.org.uk
Wycombe Homeless Connection www.wyhoc.org.uk
Hambleden Valley Ethiopia Project
Our Group of Churches pledged to support St Matthew's Children's Fund (now Partners for Change, Ethiopia www.pfcethiopia.org) to give care and education to 250 orphaned children and young people in Bahir Dar and education to school children in Debre Birhan.
Each year from 2004 to 2008 we met our target of £30,000 a year, raising our promised £150,000.
We are carrying on fund raising to help the Negede Waitto people but our contributions are no longer pledged.
In the summer of 2004 the Rector, Malcolm Macnaughton, his daughter and Bart Lacey travelled out to see the projects for themselves. This photo was taken in a villager's house.
In January/February 2007 and November 2008 further groups from the Hambleden Valley went to visit.
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