Weʼve raised £385 to boost the Rector's Discretionary Fund for helping Havant residents in need
- Havant, United Kingdom
- Local community
- Time left
- Funded on Thursday, 28th December 2017
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I'm the Rector of St Faith's in Havant. I have today received an overwhelming response to a simple post on Facebook, which sought to answer the question 'What is the Church doing to help the homeless?'. A number of people who responded have asked how they can support our work - across a wide range of needs. I have therefore set up this quick, simple crowd-funding page to enable folks to donate to the 'Rector's Discretionary Fund' - a fund, held in the St Faith's accounts, established to provide help to those in need (whether as a result of homelessness or other life crisis). Gifts to this fund cannot be gift-aided, because gifts made here are not being made under a registered charity account. (Registering the church with Just Giving will take some time, a lot of paper work and a monthly service fee to Just Giving!). I therefore ask for your trust that any funds donated here will be properly sent on to the Church Accounts. A record of all payments will be kept in our Parish Office. Please note that 5% of your donation will be deducted by Just Giving for their administrative costs. If you are local to Havant, and wish to give directly (by cash or cheque) donations can be made via white envelopes held in the church. (Those donations CAN be gift aided if you are a UK taxpayer who will pay enough tax to cover the gift aid we would claim on your donation). Which ever way you choose to give, thank you for your generosity.
- 2 months ago
Rev'd Canon Tom Kennar2 months ago
Just a quick note to all supporters of this fund - first to say 'thank you very much!' for your generosity and your love for neighbour. Secondly to let you all know that I will be making the first payment from this fund tonight - I will be giving £100 to 'Help the Homeless in Havant and the Surrounding Areas' - a local group of wonderful, big hearted people, who go out each night with hot food to our homeless friends. I'm confident, therefore, that your gift will go straight to where it is needed. Thank you, once again!
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Dec 7, 2017
Good Luck with the initiative Tom. Bless all those who find themselves in need, especially at this time of year.
Dec 2, 2017
"Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me."
Dec 1, 2017
Thank you for all that you are doing.
Nov 30, 2017
So lovely to see the people of Havant getting the help and support they need. Sending prayers that your target is met timely. Will share the post.Thank you for your fantastic efforts.
Nov 30, 2017
Well done Tom, Lucy
Ineke Belfrage - Wijnbergen
Nov 30, 2017
Great initiative. Every penny helps.
Nov 29, 2017
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Rev'd Canon Tom Kennar
Havant, United Kingdom
Rector of St Faith's Church - using this Just Giving service as a quick way of enabling people to give to help the homeless in Havant.
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