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What does HOPE stand for?

HOPE is the PCC committee that focuses on Mission.

We raise funds and awareness for nominated charities both at HOME (here in the UK) and OVERSEAS. In PARTNERSHIP with these charities, as well as raising funds, we also seek to provide EDUCATION about their work.

We support two main charities, which may be national or international for a period of two years. Our two main charities in 2021 are:

Medécins Sans Frontiéres’s medical teams act fast to save people’s lives in conflict zones, natural disasters and epidemics. They go where they are needed most.

Fine Cell Work is a British charity that runs rehabilitation projects in prisons by training prisoners in paid, skilled needlework to be undertaken by them in their cells. It then sells the hand-stitched cushions, quilts and giftware in its online store and through supporter events around the country. Since 2018 the charity has also provided apprenticeships in textiles and mentoring programmes for ex-offenders at a workshop in south London.

We also provide POTS OF HOPE (£50 donations) to small, local charities in our community and support the work of the Children’s Society and Christian Aid.

HOPE 2021 events

Barbecue: Saturday 3 July at 12 o’clock
Harvest Supper: Saturday 2 October (more details to follow)

Where did the HOPE funds raised in 2020 go?

Countess Mountbatten Hospice £88.50
Mission to Seafarers £88.50
Society of St James £88.50
Médecins Sans Frontières £300
Fine Cell Work £300
Produce and £120 donation to Hedge End Foodbank (Lent Appeal)

Total: £985.50