Our church charity for 2020 and 2021 was HOPE not hate. Our final fundraising total for this charity was £1309.85.
HOPE not hate was founded in 2004 and established to offer a more positive and engaged way of doing anti-fascism. They prioritised working in communities and town centre demonstrations; engaged and spoke to local people rather than to themselves; and realised that organizations like BNP were tapping into a wider mood of alienation and hardship and it was important to address issues of concern to voters.
Campaigning has always been backed up by first class research and intelligence and has exposed the illegal activities of extremist groups and revealed the unsavoury side to hundreds of extremist candidates over the years.
Since 2010, HOPE not hate has focused more on community politics. They have built peaceful and positive resistance to attempts by the far-right to divide communities, offered support to, and run, joint initiatives with Muslim organisations, and have begun campaigning against Islamist extremism. They will also work with the LGBT community who are often targeted by the far-right.
Table-top games afternoon with a Christmas crafts stall
Thank you to everyone who attended the table-top games afternoon on 28th November. It was a fun afternoon with a nice variety of games available, and a lovely way to finish our fundraising for HOPE not hate. We raised £50 in total (£22 from donations at the table-top games and £28 from Christmas craft sales)
Virtual sales table
Thank you to everyone who supported our charity through our virtual sales table which sold a variety of items including greetings cards, face masks, make-up remover pads and pot holders.
Murder mystery evening
Thank you to everyone who attended our murder mystery evening on 10th April. We had a fun evening trying to guess whodunnit and raised £110 for our church charity in the process.
Virtual beetle drive
Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual beetle drive on 20th February. It was a fun evening and we raised another £80 for HOPE not hate as a result.
Thank you to everyone who joined in with our silent auction. We raised £169 for HOPE not hate from this.
Our postal quiz has now closed. Congratulations to Marlene, our postal quiz winner. You can find the answers to the quiz here.