Our church charity for 2020 and 2021 was HALO Children’s Foundation. Our online fundraising total for this charity as at 5 January 2023 was £725.
HALO Children’s Foundation aims to help provide support, information, guidance and hope to children of all ages and their families dealing with bereavement after the death of a loved one. They provide a variety of services to help bereaved children and their family, allowing children opportunities to express themselves, and providing positive experiences and tools to equip families with ways to rebuild their lives and provide support so they do not grieve alone. They run regular groups to allow parents and carers to meet others while children get involved in expressive arts and play and are able to make friends who may be going through similar experiences. They also run the HALO Play Cafe in The Chimes which provides a fun space for children living locally as well as being a place where bereaved children and families can access support and workshops.
Previous church charities
2020-21 – HOPE not hate
2019 – Jairos Jiri Association
2018 – Little Hearts Matter
2016-17 – REAP, Hillingdon Refugee Support Group and U-Can Ask Angels
2015 – Friends of Vellore and Mercy Ships