Christian Action is has over 30 years’ experience in serving disadvantaged and marginalised communities across Hong Kong and China. In 1997 they extended its work to Qinghai, a remote province in northwestern China and today run five children’s homes for orphans, provide resources for foster families, and rehabilitation services. Christian Action is an official local government partner in developing welfare services and training for the province, including care for 36,000 at-risk children.
Tearfund is a UK Christian relief and development agency which works in over 50 countries. It is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee and supports marginalised communities and groups challenged by conflicts, injustice, hunger, and poor sanitation. Major projects currently include relief programmes in Syria, the Philippines, and the Central African Republic.
The Seurr Sang’ida Trust was formed to support the Entasopia village community in the South Rift Valley of Kenya. It focusses on strategies for improving the quality of life for those with disabilities and their families. Particular services provided by the trust include supporting a special needs unit in a primary school, a feeding programme, funding treatment, surgery and hearing aids for children.
Samara’s Aid Appeal started in August 2014 sending winter clothes and shoes to the people displaced by the war in Syria. It has quickly grown into a large humanitarian aid project with over 63 consignments (artic lorries and containers) having been sent by the start of 2017 carrying clothes, shoes, bedding, toiletries/hygiene items, essential medical equipment, ambulances and school equipment. The Appeal has also opened hospitals in Syria and are working towards opening more.
Since 1990, Operation Christmas Child – an initiative of the Christian relief & development agency Samaritan’s Purse – has been helping underprivileged children around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes wrapped and packed by children and adults in the UK. It’s a campaign that thousands of schools, churches and other organisations from across the country get involved with between September and November each year.
Compassion UK offers individual child sponsorship through projects in 26 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Central and South America. Its projects are Christ-centred, child-focussed and church-based. Compassion provides resources, training and expertise to ensure that children’s needs are met, enabling them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Many at St Andrew’s & St Bartholomew’s sponsor children through Compassion.
Traidcraft is a Christian organisation, whose purpose is to see people lifted out of poverty through fair trade. For 35 years, Traidcraft has directed its efforts towards working with poor and marginalised producers to improve their products, develop their businesses and campaign for more ethical business practice globally.
Mothers Union is a Christian mission organisation working through grassroots membership to support families and communities around the world. It's mission is to show Christian faith in action, through praying, enabling and campaigning. Working with people of all faiths and none the focus is on meeting specific local needs - from small community initiatives to national programmes in over 80 countries.
Open Doors works in over 50 countries, supplying Bibles, training church leaders, providing practical support and emergency relief, and supporting Christians who suffer for their faith. In the UK and Ireland Open Doors works to raise awareness of global persecution, mobilising prayer, support and action among Christians.