Building vital facilities for our community church

Fundraising activities

Teddington is buzzing with fundraising activities – why not get involved in one of these? They’re easy, fun and open to all.

 

Buy-A-Brick

This is your chance to buy one (or more!) of 100 limited edition fundraising bricks and be part of the legacy of this historic church Building Project. All donors to this appeal will be offered the opportunity to have their name recorded on the 'Bricklayer Wall of Fame' on this website and in the project's Commemorative Book of Donors. Scan the QR Code or follow this link to buy your brick/s.

 

Foreign Currency Donation Scheme - running now, and over summer

Dig out all those old notes and coins left over from your overseas trips and holidays, and help us raise money for this community project! Please drop any notes or coins into an envelope - and either put it in the plate on Sundays if you are in church, or into the letterbox of St Mary's Parish Hall on Langham Road, TW11 9HF. If you are able to donate via Gift Aid, then please put a note in with the currency stating “Yes” to Gift Aid, and include your name and address. Click here for further details about the scheme, and some specifics around currencies exchanged (almost all you can think of), and how we will process any larger donations.

 

School Disco Party - Grown Ups Only! Calling Teddington parents! 

Saturday 28 September. St Mary's Parish Hall. 7-10.30pm.

Join the party of the year and celebrate getting our kids back to school after a long summer!  Listen to live music, an epic 80's and 90's DJ set, and enjoy bowl food from an ex Jamie Oliver chef. The open bar will be serving everything from prosecco to margaritas. If that's not enough, there's a tuck shop and the treats are on us!  While you're having a serious amount of fun, you'll be raising a serious amount of money for a great cause - building vital facilities to make St Mary with St Alban Church accessible to all in our community. We're half way there, and we're living on a prayer....relying on the party spirit of you Teddington parents!  If you get the 80's reference then this party is for YOU!!!! Don't miss out - click here to buy your £35 Early Bird ticket NOW! Before they go up to £45.

 

Quiz Evening

Saturday 5 October. St Mary's Parish Hall. 7-10.30pm.

Details coming soon.

 

 

 

Why not start your own fundraising effort?

Here are 3 easy ideas and remember to ask anyone who donates to add Gift Aid if they quality using this declaration form.

  1. Arrange a cake bake sale
  2. Get sponsored for a challenge
  3. Ask friends for donations in place of birthday presents
  4. Or if you would like to get involved in the fundraising campaign or communications team in any capacity, large or small, we would be delighted to hear from you! Please email us at: future@teddingtonparish.org, or contact a member of the clergy, or call the Parish Office on 020 8943 2262.

Recent fundraising efforts

The community has been coming together over the past few months with some fantastic fundraising events, including:

Two Local History Supper Evenings  - bringing lots of interesting facts to life about the local area. £2992 was raised over the two evenings, whilst minds were tested over a fun, interactive quiz and a sumptuous two course dinner.

 

 

 

The Big Community Café Tea Party at the Community Café. 

Thank you for all your support. What a great crowd we had over the afternoon, enjoying a selection of homemade cakes and scones, tea/coffee and good company. All part of the local community currently Getting together to Give together by hosting a series of tea parties to raise donations for building these vital facilities at St Mary with St Alban Church, to make it truly accessible to all in Teddington. 

 

 

The Hundred Hills Challenge

Sophie Edginton, one of our congregation, dusted off her running shoes to take on her first Ultra Marathon - the 50km Hundred Hill Challenge on 16 March 2024 - billed as "an extremely challenging event"! This 80% off-road race takes in 4,000 feet of ascent and 4,000 feet of descent - the equivalent of running up and down Ben Nevis. Sophie says “It was daunting, but every step was worth it, with every penny raised going towards a cause I really care about.” Sophie raised a magnificent £2359 for Building Anew.

 

Christmas Present Appeal

During advent, visitors to our church offered gifts in the shape of donation labels for our Christmas present appeal. Our stocking was well and truly full by the time Christmas came round – with over £1,000 of donations. Thank you to everyone who donated!

 

 

Creative ‘Build-It’ Arts Day

Sidonie from our congregation ran two lively Artventurers creative art sessions for children up to the age of 7 raising over £380 for the building project. A huge thank you to Sidonie and everyone who came along.

 

 


Churchyard Teas

Cream teas and a wonderful range of home-made cakes went down a treat at the annual churchyard teas, raising over £900 in the process. A massive thank you to all the bakers and helpers for their wonderful efforts and to all the consumers for their donations!

 

 

Choir Concert

It was standing room only at St Mark’s church as the parish choir delighted the audience with its performance and raised over £950 for the building project. Thank you to Derek and everyone involved in staging the event and to all those attending for their donations.

 

 

Find out more about:

- Facilities for all here
- How to donate here
- Background and who will benefit here
- The design here

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