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Gift Day 2020 

Each June we have a Gift Day, which is an opportunity to support ministry and mission outside our parish. In 2020 we are supporting our 'fabulous four' of four ministries that are close to us at HTR. Each of these organisations have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and have specific challenges and new opportunities before them. Any money given to Gift Day will be split evenly between the fabulous four. The Fabulous Four are:

  • Riverbank Trust who provide supportive and loving community for vulnerable single mothers and their families. 
  • LVA Trust who teach relationship and sex education in schools and other youth settings, with the aim of encouraging positive self-esteem and healthy relationships. 
  • Kick who work in schools and other settings to transform young peoples lives with God's love through sport and support.
  • Karis Kids who work with orphans and children trapped in poverty in Kampala in Uganda to provide them with families and a future.

Each week we will be highlighting a charity in our Sunday Worship at Home and making a video available to explain more about the charity's work and current situation. We invite you to prayerfully consider giving between now and Gift Day on 14th June 2020.

How to give to Gift Day 2020


You can give to Gift Day 2020 in the following ways:

Give Online: Click this link to give directly online to Gift Day or scan the QR code below:
Gift Day QR Code

Bank Transfer: To donate by bank transfer, make your payment to:
Bank Natwest Bank plc
Account Name Holy Trinity and Christ Church PCC
Account Number 27092453
Sort Code 60-17-31
Reference Gift Day 2020

Cheque: Cheques should be made payable to Holy Trinity Church, Richmond and posted to Holy Trinity Church Centre, Sheen Park, Richmond TW9 1UP

Gift Aid - if you haven't completed a gift aid form already, and would like to gift aid your donation, please click here to download a gift aid form. Complete the form and either post it to us or email it to us at office@htrichmond.org.uk
 

Karis Kids

Karis Kids is a charity that works with orphans and children trapped in poverty in Kampala in Uganda. Half of all children in Uganda live in poverty and there are three million orphans in the country. Karis works to provide these children with families and a future. Here at HTR we are linked with St Peter’s Church in Wandegeya, Kampala and support the work of Karis with families in the slums just beyond the church building.

Just like so many countries around the world, Uganda has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Here is Ketrah, the family link director in Kampala, giving an update:
 
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Things continue to be tough for the families in Kampala, but thanks to the response to an emergency appeal a few weeks ago, Karis have been able to ensure they will receive additional food and their rent covered for the next three months. The lockdown in Uganda has extended a further two weeks and Karis have heard that there are other families, who are neighbours of the Karis families, who are likely to starve in the next few days.  

We have already released funds to help with Karis’ emergency appeal in the wake of the global pandemic. However, this has depleted the money available to fund ongoing education for families in the coming year. Money raised during Gift Day will go where it is most needed, including the education fund. Many people at Holy Trinity have given extremely generously to Karis Kids and for that we want to say a huge thank you.
 

Kick


Kick work to transform young peoples lives with God's love through sport and support. They work in 76 schools, reaching over 12,000 children and young people. Here is Joe Lowther, CEO of Kick, giving us an update on their work:
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LVA Trust

LVA is a charity which teaches R.S.E (relationship and sex education) in schools and other youth settings. Their core belief is that we are all loved, valued and able (LVA) and their ambition is to encourage positive self-esteem and healthy relationships. Here are the team telling us more about their work:
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