St Mary Magdalene has established links with local support networks that serve the community and offer community projects that provide assistance in different areas.
CAP Money Courses at All Saints Church
Christian’s Against Poverty (CAP) are a charity who offers support and training in life skills and money management. CAP offer free courses and services in CAP Debt, CAP Money, CAP Job clubs and CAP Life skills. Please visit their website for more information www.capuk.org. All Saints Church, Peckham regularly run free CAP money courses.
The CAP money course supports it attendees to help manage their money better and learn to budget, save and spend well. If you would like to book on to a course, please call Rachel Mulema at All Saints Church on 0203 637 2701.
FOOD CYCLE at All Saints Church
Every Saturday and Wednesday, Peckham FoodCycle collects surplus food from local businesses, then uses the Church kitchen to cook it up and serve it to anyone who wants a delicious, nutritious meal. The meals are served from 4.30 to 6pm on Wednesdays and 5.30 to 7pm on Saturdays.
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As part of our Harvest celebrations we partnered with PECAN to show love in action to people in our local community. PECAN are a Christian charity who are dedicated to bringing hope to individuals and the wider community. They help people who face seemingly impossible barriers to Fiona a way through, re-write their futures and flourish. They never stop believing that with the right support, people can unlock their true potential. We joined with them to collect donations for their food bank.
Here is a list of the items they would like as donations and how to donate: CLICK HERE
We blessed the donations during our Harvest Service at St Mary’s Church.
We are working closely with Christian Aid this year as we support the charity’s aims and belief that everyone is equal in the sight of God. Yet we live in a world where poverty still persists. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. But when we work together we have the power to transform lives. Year 4 decided to partner with Christian Aid during our Harvest celebrations. They learned that for over 70 years, Christian Aid has been standing with the poorest of our neighbours. They work in 37 countries, with people of all faiths and none, to stand up for dignity, equality and justice.
Year 4 delivered the following presentation during Collective Worship :
The children told us that our voices and actions are stronger together. And with your help, we can make an even biggerdifference they decided to carry out random acts of kindness and ask for donations to support Agar and her family in Ethiopia.
Together with Christian Aid we aim:
- to expose poverty throughout the world
- to help in practical ways to end it
to highlight, challenge and change the structures and systems that favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalised.
There are more than 13 million people in need of humanitarian help in Syria who have lived through war and many difficult situations. More than 6 million are struggling to survive have been forced from their homes and are living in poverty. Year 2 told us the parable of the Good Samaritan from the Bible in Collective Worship. They challenged us to think about who our neighbour is told us about the cold winters that the people in Syria face. They asked us to show love in action by supporting the Samara’s Aid Appeal with them.
Collective Worship Presentation
Take a look at this video link to find out more: https://youtu.be/-4e6ZHeTnRo
They asked us to collect the aid items below to help some of the most vulnerable displaced families in the Middle East:
- Warm winter clothes for adults, children & babies
- Shoes and boots in good condition
- Blankets, sleeping bags, sheets & towels
We had a fantastic Red Nose Day with our Dance-eth-on, cake sale and guess how many marshmallows in the jar!! Thank you to all the parents who joined us for a little boogie and for your generosity. We’ll announce the grand total raised next week.
History of Comic Relief:
Comic Relief is an operating British charity, founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia. The highlight of Comic Relief’s appeal is Red Nose Day, a biennial telethon held in March, alternating with its sister project Sport Relief.