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:

GlassDoor

Glass Door

Glass Door is the homeless charity that runs the Winter Night Shelter (in which Teddington Parish participates) and provides support services for men and women affected by homelessness. Glass Door's vision is a world where no one has to sleep on the streets of London, and we’re working every day to achieve this. By partnering with churches to provide shelter and support, Glass Door is committed to supporting people get—and stay—off the street.

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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.

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ALMA

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

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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.

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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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