Charities

St Mary with St Alban and St Peter and St Paul have a programme of fundraising to support local, national, and international charities such as:

Welcare

Welcare has been supporting children and families in their times of need since 1894. The charity exists to help families across South London and East Surrey not only survive but thrive, by accessing opportunities, building support networks and improving their life skills. Through Welcare, families receive both practical and emotional support via a range of targeted social work and support services, parenting courses, group work and mentoring services for children aged 8-13 and a Children’s Centre. It ensures children have the best possible start in life and a positive future.

ALMA

ALMA is the partnership between the Anglican Church in Angola, London and Mozambique for the promotion of education and relief of poverty.

Street Child Africa / Chance for Childhood

Street Child Africa & Chance for Childhood is an international children’s charity which strengthens and empowers local communities to protect children facing the gravest injustices. Founded on Christian values, it upholds these through social, educational and business programmes which engage with local organisations. Street Child programmes protect vulnerable children and young people and equip them with the skills, knowledge and capacity to become active agents of change within their own communities.

Spear

SPEAR strives for communities in which anyone facing or experiencing homelessness can quickly move into secure accommodation, get effective support, and work towards their hopes and aspirations.

Traidcraft

Traidcraft sells fairtrade goods, runs life-changing development projects and campaigns for trade justice.

St Mary with St Alban is a Fairtrade certificated church. We use fairly-traded ethical products as much as possible and encourage our parishioners to do the same at home. Fairtrade tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits are used for refreshments and ethically produced communion wine for the Eucharist. There are also regular opportunities to buy Traidcraft products at our after-church sales.   Our church school, St Mary and St Peter is also Fairtrade certificated.

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