- 272 Dyke Road
- East Sussex
- BN1 5AE
Each year our Mission Committee decides on which charities the Church of the Good Shepherd will focus its support. Typically, in each year, an international, national and local charity are chosen.
In 2020 we are supporting:
Team Domenica (Local)
Based in Brighton and Hove the vision is for people with learning disabilities to be valued in the workplace, to reach their full potential and feel included as members of society.
Emmaus supports people to work their way out of homelessness, providing meaningful work, training, support and a stable home for as long as someone needs it.
The Red Cross (International)
The ICRC works around the world helping people affected by conflict and armed violence, and promoting the rules of war.
In 2019 we are supported:
Mercy Ships (International)
Mercy Ships is an international charity and currently operates the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world.
Web site - www.mercyships.org.uk T. 01438 727800
Gives children the chance of a better start in life.
Web site - www.coram.org.uk T. 02075200300
Martlets Hospice (Local)
Martlets cares for people living through a terminal illness in and around the Brighton and Hove, East Sussex.
Web sites - www.themartlets.org.uk T. 01273 273400
Parish Giving leaflets that contain a Direct Debit Mandate are available at the back of Church. Should you have any questions, please contact Richard Vernon.
Contact: Richard Vernon
If you make occasional donations in Church and are a UK Taxpayer, we would be very grateful if you could use a gift-aid envelope. Envelopes are available in church – please look in the back of the seat in front of you.
If there is no envelope then please ask a Sidesperson who shall be happy to provide one.
Other Charitable Events
Melvyn Walmsley's 70 miles aged 70 for 70 Ghanaian children to go to schoolOn New Year's Day Melvyn Walmsley began his solo run of 70 miles in January, following his recent 70th birthday. It's from his home in Haywards Heath on a 1.3 miles measured urban course. He aims to raise £70 in sponsorship per mile for the charity Lovey Foundation (UK), which the kind people of the Good Shepherd have been strongly supported, generously hosting several successful fundraising concerts and poetry evenings.The charity supplies the school uniform and stationery needed for the children of subsistence farmers in Bawku Municipal District, Upper East Ghana to have a primary school education. Last year the cost per child was about £70.If you'd like to sponsor Melvyn, please use his online sponsor page (where you can remain anonymous and/or Gift Aid): https://www.peoplesfundraising.com/fundraising/70-70runOr, if you prefer, please send a cheque, payable to Lovey Foundation (UK) and marked on the back 70-70 run, together with (if you are a UK taxpayer) the Gift Aid Declaration which you can download here.
Lovey Foundation (UK)Flat 4 Francislea, Colwell RoadHaywards Heath RH16 4ELYou can follow Melvyn's STOP PRESS! daily progress on the charity's website here: https://www.loveyfoundation.org/what-we-do (you'll find it beneath the same photo of Melvyn that you see here)THANK YOU!