Some of the charities we support
Throughout the year our parish focuses on a calendar of missions support and outreach.
Our parish community looks outwards and supports those in greater need than ourselves.
We have a regular pattern of support for some key charities and in the summer months we pick a new charity each year.
For further information or suggestions on mission causes, please email or phone Grahame Senior.
Hospice of St Francis
Parish Focus January and February
The Hospice of St Francis is our local Hospice providing end of life support to those in our community.
As a parish we believe that a good life requires a good death and we a pleased to support our local Hospice providing care for those with a life-limiting illness
Our major fundraiser for this has been Beers and Carols at Tring Brewery in previous years. Sadly this is not possible this year during lockdown and Covid restrictions.
DENS and FOODBANK
Parish Focus Nov and Dec
DENS is our local homeless shelter - Dacorum Emergency Night Shelter. They also run the Foodbank. Helping Rebuild Lives.
DENS houses, supports and empowers vulnerable single homeless people, and others in crisis, to transform their lives.
The foodbank and the homeless shelter are both run by DENS. We provide financial support to the homeless shelter and every year our youth café sleep out to raise money for them. This year there is no Community Sleep-Out but can be done at home on 13th November.
Our parish also provides the local centre for the foodbank. Those in need can get vouchers from Tring Church and we provide emergency food parcels for individuals and families. The foodbank is open every weekday from 10 am to 12 noon. We also collect food for the Foodbank
Bishop's Harvest Appeal
Parish Focus Sept and Oct
Each year the Bishop of St Albans has a harvest appeal which we support.
Creating a Buzz in Nepal is the appeal for 2020
Our Bishop’s Annual Harvest Appeal this year will help many people in Nepal. In 2015, Nepal suffered immense loss and devastation in two major earthquakes; thousands of lives were impacted- 9,000 people died, communities made homeless, infrastructures collapsed and livelihoods completely lost.
In more recent years, however, the Nepalese people are growing to appreciate the value of beekeeping. Bees help to maintain the fragile biodiversity, as pollinators, to enhance crop production and a good income can be generated from sales of honey. It has been estimated that the country of Nepal can sustain 125,000 beehives; presently, there are around 26,000, showing there is significant opportunity.
We will collect donations throughout the two months as part of our Harvest offerings. Please give through our giving page or bank accounts if possible, or through service collections. Thank You.
Parish Focus July and August
In July and August we focus on a different charity each year. In 2020 this will be Dementia UK, raising the profile and much needed funds for Admiral Nurses.
Please click on the button below for more information about the work of Admiral Nurses as they support families affected by Dementia, and there are lots of fun ideas on how you can support their work, especially while lock-down is still with us.
We are thinking about how to support the charity as a Parish in view of current restrictions on events, so watch this space as things progress!
In 2019 we supported Toilet Twinning and raised enough money to twin 34 toilets
This month Dementia UK nurse Pat Brown led a hugely helpful zoom call about living with Dementia, especially hosted for the Tring Team Parish. Don’t worry if you missed it, please see the recording below for you to view and share.
It’s a fantastic charity, supporting families whose loved ones are suffering from the condition, so please give generously via the donation button stating that you are donating to Dementia UK. Thank you!
Parish Focus March and April
Christian Aid is the major Christian oversees relief agency.
As a parish we join with Churches Together in Tring to support them through concerts, Lent Lunches, and a sponsored walk.
Many people will remember being involved in done door to door collections during Christian Aid Week. As a parish we replaced this fundraising for such an important charity by raising money from our Mega Stick Sunday sponsored walk. This year in spite of lock-down, we have so far raised over £10,000.
Our mega stick walk is a sponsored walk around the 5 churches in our parish. You can walk run or cycle. It is the same distance as a half marathon. It is on a Sunday close to Christian Aid week in May. At the end we meet for a BBQ
Parish Focus May and June
We listen. We support. We act. Because we believe no child should feel alone.
The Tring Team Parish has a long and important relationship with the Children’s Society. The Children's society support the most vulnerable children in our society. Whether they are homeless, exploited or victims in county lines they are there to support them.
There are two main ways we support the Children's Society. Firstly our annual Christingle Services collect for them, secondly there is a box collection (through the year people collect change) and box collection opening day which includes a garden party and stalls.
However, this year because of Covid-19, the Garden Day has had to be cancelled and the boxes will be opened next year, or please email to have yours emptied before then.
Please consider making a donation towards the work of The Children's Society as the need this year is greater than ever. Please email via the button below for information where to send a cheque to, or give through our giving page with reference Children's Society, or direct to them via their website.