St Michael & All Angels

Sharing God's Love

Charity of the Month

Each month we support a different charity. Information about the chosen charity is published in the Parish magazine, and a presentation is made at the 10.30 service on the first Sunday of the month.

 The charity for the month of February is ShelterBox

ShelterBox is made up of people who believe in shelter as a human right – that shelter from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital. No ifs. No buts. Boxes filled with practical tools that create the framework for everyday life are sent together with a family tent when disaster has struck – these cost £590.

 Here are some words from ShelterBox themselves:-

 ‘When people are plunged into crisis, normality is suspended. But good, quality shelter can cut through the chaos. This is why we provide the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives. We do things differently. We were born different. We started life as a small organisation in rugged West Cornwall in the UK and have grown to make a big impact across the world. We don’t follow the crowd – we’ve carved our own path that leads straight to the families we support.

 We are impatient to see a world where no family is left without shelter when disaster strikes. This drives us to transform the support of our donors, fundraisers and volunteers into the hope and power of families all over the world - the power to rebuild homes, lives and communities.

 Our impatience leads to determination. We will do whatever it takes to ensure that no family goes without shelter. We put families first. The commitment of our supporters enables us to provide emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by conflict and natural disaster.

 We don’t believe that one size fits all. We work hard to understand the impact of each emergency and the need this creates within individual communities. The equipment we provide, whatever shape it takes, gives people the hope and the power to transform their own lives.

 We test and evaluate all of the aid we provide by talking to, and learning from, the families who use it. This fuels us to be innovative and to continue evolving’.

 If you would like to help this amazing cause then come and join us at our Fundraising evening.

Fundraising Social Evening

Saturday 2nd March 7.30pm - Vestry Hall

2 course meal bring your own drink

Tickets £10 Adults £5 children

Please contact Norma 01622 833268 

www.shelterbox.org