Every year St Mary’s Church supports a ‘Charity of the Year’ – through fundraising, (for the last 4 years we have raised over £10,000 per year for our chosen charities), as well as practical support and volunteering, prayer and raising awareness of each cause amongst the church and local community.
We are now looking for an international charity to support in 2020 and would love to hear your suggestions.
We follow a three-year cycle of supporting an international, then national then local charity. In 2016 our local charity was Riding for the Disabled at Gaddesden Place, in 2017 we supported Open Doors and their work in the Middle East, in 2018 the national charity Dementia UK and in 2019 the local charity YouthTalk St Albans, so we are looking for an international charity to support in 2020 – ie. their work must be overseas, though they can be a UK registered charity.
If you would like to suggest a charity to add to the list for consideration please send us an e-mail with a brief description of what they do. The final decision will be made by the Charities committee at their next meeting, so please send us suggestions no later than 23rd June.