Charitable Giving

• We support a number of charities throughout the year (the list is revised from time to time)
• Money raised on behalf of charities is kept separate from regular church funds
• We are committed to raising an annual figure equivalent to 10% of our income (set at £4000 for 2016)
• These funds are raised via:
– Dedicated collections at special services in church
– Special charity fundraising events organised by the church

Our charities for 2016:

The Royal British Legion – helping members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families.

Church Army – a mission-focused community of people who are transforming lives and communities, sharing the Christian faith through words and action in a variety of contexts across the British Isles.

The Church of England Children’s Society – a national charity that runs local projects, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have nowhere left to turn.

Church Urban Fund – Christians tackling poverty together in England. Passionate about bringing God’s love, hope and justice to the poorest and most marginalised, empowering them to transform their lives

Demelza House – provides the best care and support for seriously ill babies, children, young people and their families, across East Sussex, Kent and South East London.

The Bridge Trust – supporting single homeless people in West Kent since 1991.

The Scotts Project – enabling people with a learning disability gain the confidence they need to lead fulfilled, happy and independent lives.

St Lawrence CoE Primary School – we provide a Bible to each Year 6 leaver at our school and also contribute to their new classroom appeal.

Kenward Trust – provide care and support to an average of 200 men and women affected by drug and alcohol dependence every year.

Rural Development Movement Parakkanvilai, India – the fund helps those working to empower local people through education, training and community projects.

Farm Africa – helps African farmers grow themselves out of poverty and end hunger forever.

Christian Aid – Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality.

Sevenoaks Area Youth Trust – A youth work charity based in Sevenoaks,Kent, with the aim of training, employing & supporting detached Christian youth workers in Sevenoaks & its surrounding areas.