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 2019 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.

Safe Families for Children works hand in hand with Children’s Services to link families in need with local volunteers who can offer them help and support.

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 2019 events

Sunday Brunch:  Sunday 3 February 12 noon
Family Quiz Evening: 30 March
Bake & Brew: 7 April
Christian Aid Week: Sunday 12 May – Sunday 19 May
Christian Aid Lunch: Sunday 19 May 12 noon
Harvest Lunch: Sunday 6 October 12 noon

Where did the HOPE funds raised in 2018 go?

Countess Mountbatten Hospice: £95.75
Society of St James’: £95.75
Salvation Army: £95.75
Breast Cancer Haven: £95.75
St Luke’s Breakfast Club: £50
St James’ Lunch Club: £50
Red Lipstick Foundation: £50
23rd Itchen North Scouts: £50
Toilet Twinning: £753
Leighside Care Home: £160
Safe Families for Children: £550
Toybo: £300
Medécins Sans Frontiéres: £250
Children’s Society: £1,466,45
Christian Aid: £639.54