Charitable giving is an important part of life at St Thomas à Becket’s. The PCC has a policy of donating approximately 5% of its unrestricted income (£4,000 approx.) to charitable causes, both at home and abroad. Each year the PCC review the amount they are proposing to give taking into account the level of unrestricted income, and to whom they are donating.
In 2017 the following was given by the PCC from Church Funds:
Christian Solidarity Worldwide £285
Family Support Work £285
Grass Roots £285
Mission to Seafarers £285 + £56 fro special collection
Nyewood Infants School £250
Nyewood Junior School £250
Pagham Flood Defence Trust £250
Shelter Box £250
The Bible Society £250 + £105 from special collection
The Church Army £250
We also raised money for the following in 2017:
The Church Urban Fund – £100 from Pancake party on Shrove Tuesday
The Children’s Society – £324 from collection boxes, plus £ from the Christingle service.
Leprosy Mission – £80
Diocesan Harvest Appeal – £372.64 – proceeds of the Harvest Supper
Save the Children – £284.83 – 1/2 the Christmas collections
Link for Hope Shoebox Appeal – 92 boxes delivered, plus £184. We also donated 80 knitted blankets, large quantities of new knitted garments plus lots of hats, gloves, scarves etc, contributed by Knit and Natter Group and others.
Christian Aid – £537.80 (£653.80 once gift aid is added) from a variety of events + £124.30 from special collections