UK-based charity, Christian Mission, is raising money this Christmas for Southwark Cathedral, the work of the British Red Cross in Ukraine, Somalia, Sri Lanka and for the foodbank charity Trussell Trust.
Bishop Christopher has presented a video encouraging churches, businesses and charity organisations to support Christmas Mission’s Christmas Card appeal.
In it he said, “At Christmas, which is God’s gift and blessing to us, we think of the needs of others….We also think of reaching out with a hand of friendship to help those in various conditions of need. That allows us to make Christmas something which is a blessing. We receive many blessings from God at Christmas, we also want to bless others by our kindness, our care, our love and our response to human need.”
“We are encouraged by the support we’ve received from churches and charity organisations across the diocese of Southwark so far, we are hopeful to raise a estimate of £30,000 which will be equally split between our three chosen charity partners,” said Christian Mission’s Phinehas David.
He continued, “We are launching our community outreach by raising money through our Christmas Card Fundraiser, if each church or charity organisation were able to contribute just £60 or £110 toward the Christmas Card Appeal, it will enable us to send Christmas cards to the contributing churches and charity organisations to sell or distribute the specially designed cards, we will send packs of 50 (£60) or 100 (£110). Your generous contributions would enable us to support our chosen charity partners and the Southwark Cathedral.”
Finally, Phinehas said, “The Christmas cards we send may remain year after year to send seasonal greetings; but your contributions now will help support children and families in this period of national and international crisis.”
About the charities:
British Red Cross: In aid of the International Crisis in Ukraine, Somalia & Sri Lanka, aiding countries that are going through severe conflict, poverty and drought.
Trussell Trust: In aid of the emergency fund appeal to help meet increased need and keep food banks going this winter throughout the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children. We are partnering with The Trussell Trust to support more than 1,200 food bank centres in the UK.
Southwark Cathedral: In aid of the Southwark Cathedral Accessibility & Community works.
Please send your donations here:
Account details for Christmas Card & Voluntary Contributions:
Account Number: 70031166
Sort Code: 60-83-71
Account Name: Christian Mission SL Ltd