These are the charities we are delighted to partner with or support. If you would like to give to any of these charities you can do this through their websites or by contacting us at Encounter and we will pass your donation on:
A charity set up by Patrick and Diane Regan to help remove the stigma of mental health issues and support those who are suffering.
The WAM offices are based in our buildings but they are an independent charity reaching out to young people supporting and developing their emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
You can find out more about WAM by clicking here
There are 300 million children in the world for whom walking with shoes is a rarity. This makes them extremely vulnerable to infection by parasites, such as hookworm; while injuries to the feet and ankles can lead to ulcers and other conditions which are almost always left untreated. Without shoes, many children are not permitted to attend school.
WINCHCOMBE WITHOUT BORDERS is our Refugee Relief Group. We have raised a massive £3000 so far as a result of a gift day at Encounter Church, a Pamper Evening and a coffee morning held by one of our members. We have also had a donations from four local schools in respect of the “Children Celebrating Sanctuary Day in 2016. Thank you to everyone who took part in these events and made this possible. The money has been divided amongst Care 4 Calais, Save the Children Syria, Tearfund and M.O.A.S.
Whilst we no longer have anyone able to organise donations/fundraisers for WWB through Encounter Church the need to help continues and we would encourage you to consider donating online to any of these refugee charities or find one you would like to support as financial support is always required. Thanks to the generosity of local people we have sent a lorry load of items to Calais, over 120 shoeboxes to Syria as part of Operation Christmas Child as well as the £3000 highlighted above.
We have a Facebook Page which we try and keep up to date with local requests, needs and activity as well as posting other items of interest. We are no longer organising our own collections but hope that you will respond individually and support other local groups.