Charitable Giving

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 2018 the following was given by the PCC from Church Funds:

Christian Solidarity Worldwide   £290

Family Support Work                  £290

Grass Roots                               £290

Mission to Seafarers                  £290 + £44 from special collection

Nyewood Infants School            £250

Nyewood Junior School             £250

Pagham Flood Defence Trust     £290

Shelter Box                                   £290

Tear Fund                                    £290

The Bible Society                         £290

The Church Army                          £290

Woodlarks                                     £290


We also raised money for the following in 2018:

Leprosy Mission  –  £80 from collection organised by Brenda Bell

Diocesan Harvest Appeal  – £394 – proceeds of the Harvest Supper

Stonepillow – £496 (half the Christmas collections)

Link for Hope Shoebox Appeal – 80 boxes delivered, plus £160. We also donated 100 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  –  £702.48 (£771.48 once gift aid is added) from a variety of events + £125 from special collections

The Children’s Society  –  £721.25, made up from £541.25 from collection boxes co-ordinated by Barbara Crew plus £180 from the Christingle service