Bob’s Charity – The Friends of the Five Parishes
The Friends of the Five Parishes is a registered charity (No. 1059862).
Their mission statement is: “The Friends of the Five Parishes is a registered charity dedicated to help preserve the fabric of the church buildings of Broxted, Tilty, Great Easton and Little Easton in good order for future generations”.
The Friends have been held up as a model of excellence for parishes wishing to start their own Friend’s group. Currently, there are 109 active members.
Fundraising activities include membership subscriptions, an annual evening of magic and mystery, a St George’s Day dinner, the sale of merchandise and the 50% club monthly draw. To find out more please contact Angela Harbottle, Secretary, on 01371 872894.
The Friends have given over £43,000 in grants to our four churches and are expecting requests for more as their renovation work for 2010 gets underway.
Events planned by The Friends during 2010
St George’s Day Dinner, 23rd April at Great Easton Village Hall
Evening of Magic & Mystery, 29th October at Great Easton Village Hall
Matt’s Charity – Willen Hospice
Willen Hospice is a registered charity (No. 270194) that provides specialist care for people whose illness no longer responds to curative treatment (also known as specialist palliative care).
We work in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas and are based at a quiet lakeside area close to the City Centre. We provide care for people from the age of 18 years upwards and care focuses on four key areas –
- specialist symptom control
- emotional support
- spiritual support
- care for the carers
Our services are provided 24 hours a day without any cost to the patient or their families. Our support extends beyond the Hospice itself where we care for over 600 patients each year. OurDay Hospice, Social Care, Community Nursing and Specialist Support teams, Befrienders,Bereavement Support and Carers Group enable us to reach many other patients and families, friends and carers.
Willen Hospice ended the last financial year with a £420,000 shortfall in it’s budget, so your support is more important then ever.