The Eden Church 2016 Bauble Appeal
This year’s target is £4,000
This year we are raising money for the following very worthy causes:
Spring of Life
25% (£1,000) Supporting Pastor Said Deeb with his Spring of Life centre for children at risk – a registered NGO in Lebanon.
Spring of Life is a centre for children at risk, a registered NGO in Lebanon who undertake large scale social work in the area of Naaba and Bourj Hammoud.
Their mission is to empower the underprivileged children within the community to live in fullness every day.
SOL aims to:
- Provide a secure and loving day care shelter
- Provide alternative education and homework assistance
- Develop children’s moral, spiritual and social skills
- Provide food, clothing and medical assistance
The centre hosts around 100 at-risk children between 6 and 14, of different religious and cultural backgrounds and various nationalities. Most of them are disadvantaged and often come from poor and dysfunctional families; some have to work to make a living.
37.5% (£1,500) Supporting Anthony Shipwright in taking six youngsters from Edenbridge to Mexico in 2017 as part of Urban Saint’s Project Re-Build includes 12.5% (£500) for Ryan Parker (Rodney’s Son).
Eden Centre Defibrillator
25% (£1,000) Raising money to buy a Defibrillator for The Eden Centre.
The defibrillator, an emergency medical device which administers high energy electric shocks to someone in cardiac arrest, is to be located at the Centre in the heart of Edenbridge.
The defibrillator will be available to all the users of the Eden Centre, which include the Eden Church, the library and many community activities that takes place in the Centre. The provision of this equipment will improve emergency medical help in our area and the Centre is an appropriate location as it has a high footfall and is visited by a wide demographic.
12.5% (£500) Raising money for Caryl Evans (The Eden Centre Manager) to climb Poon Hill in the Himalayas for the charity Coppafeel!
Coppafeel! are on a mission to stamp out late detection of breast cancer. They ensure that women know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, know what boobs should look and feel like normally, encourage women to check boobs regularly throughout their lifetime and have the confidence to see a doctor if there is anything that doesn’t feel right.
Please give as generously as you can to help. Please see John Nichol after each Sunday Family Service in November and December to buy your Bauble to hang on our Christmas Tree. Each one costs a mere £10 and all proceeds will be shared equally between these three great causes. If you are a UK tax payer, please make sure you complete a tax relief slip, so that we can claim back an extra 20% and raise even more money. If you cannot afford to buy one individually, please can we encourage you to team up with others to contribute towards buying a bauble?
With all of your help I am sure we can reach our ambitious target of £4,000.
On behalf of the Eden Church, thank you and God bless you.
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