Economic turmoil is already making life very difficult for many people in our community. People do not have enough money to buy food or heat their homes. In response to the economic crisis in this country and around the world, St Philip & St James is establishing the St Elizabeth Fund. The St Elizabeth Fund is a solidarity fund which seeks to alleviate poverty in a simple and direct way.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary was a princess who was married at 14 and widowed at 20 and used her dowry to build a hospital where she herself tended the poor and the sick. She became famous as an example of somebody who devoted her life around serving the poor.
She is just one of millions of people who have been inspired by the parable of the good Samaritan to help people in need, no matter who they are and what their background and including people who need help whom we stumble across in our daily lives.
We are asking people to consider making a regular donation of £5 per month to alleviate poverty. By all means donate more if you can afford to do so.
The Fund will spend the money we raise in the following way:
We will donate a quarter of it to Christian Aid which supports aid projects in the poorest countries of the world. We want to recognise that poverty is a global problem and everybody in the world is our brother and our sister.
We will spend the remaining money in the UK, either by making grants directly to people in need who live in or have a connection to the parish of Alderley Edge. Or by supporting UK based charities.
The St. Elizabeth Fund bank account details are:
- Barclays Bank Sort code: – 20-53-77 Acc no 33999939
- Name of account holder – The Parochial Church Council of St Philip & St James Alderley Edge
- Please use ref: St. Elizabeth Fund
You can find out more details about how the fund will be administered here.
If you want to apply to the fund for financial support, you can find out how to do that here.
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