Our church charity for 2020 and 2021 will be HOPE not hate.
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.
If you would like to donate to our church charity, you can do so online via Virgin Money Giving or by cash or cheque made payable to Christ Church and clearly marked for the church charity.
Our fundraising events
Virtual sales table
You can help support our church charity through purchasing items on our virtual sales table. To order items on our virtual sales table or find out further details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org,uk or message our Facebook page.
The cards are all 5×7 inches which is about 15x20cm. The backgrounds are a mixture of stencilled, stamped and embossed backgrounds all hand-made by Joanne with various greetings. Inside they are either white or Kraft (light brown) and blank for your own message and are supplied with an envelope. Some have additional embellishments like pearls and glitter. Joanne can add a simple stamped greeting inside if requested and if she has that greeting. They should all post for a regular stamp but some will be a large letter if you include a letter. Either pick the numbers from the photos or let Joanne know what occasions you have in mind and she can choose for you. Free local delivery or postage at cost. Suggested donation – £2 per card or 3 for £5.
These pleated masks are a similar size to the disposable ones (approx 7″×3½”). They are washable and reusable and made especially for you. A wide range of colours/patterns are available for you to choose from. Available for a minimum donation of £6 per mask.
Crocheted face cleaning pads
Cathy has crocheted sets of face cleaning pads to remove make up and freshen your face without the use of disposable wipes or cotton wool AND the proceeds from selling them will go to our church charity. They come in packs of 7 for a minimum donation of £3.50 and can be washed at 40°C once used.
Also available: small net bags for washing the pads for an extra £1.
Previous fundraising events
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.