We support the following charities with regular prayer, volunteers and financial giving.
You can see below how much of our total income we give to each charity.
A Rocha is a Christian environmental and nature conservation movement, with projects around the world focussing on science, research, practical conservation and environmental education. We have a special interest in this work because A Rocha UK's headquarters are in Southall and the A Rocha Living Waterways project works for a greener, cleaner Southall and Hayes. This project included A Rocha’s successful vision for the rejuvenation of the Minet Country Park, which is in our parish. We are also participating in A Rocha's Eco Church scheme. We give 2.5% of our annual income to A Rocha.
In some parts of the world, the Scriptures are difficult to access or are simply unavailable. In this country, the Bible is readily available but has lost its significance and its value is unrecognised by millions. The Bible Society is working hard here at home and in key areas across the world to change this. They take the Bible and find ways to translate and distribute it, create digital formats, advocate for its place in society and help people relate to and make sense of it in their everyday lives. All their efforts are driven by one conviction: we believe that when people engage with the Bible, lives can change – for good.We give 2% of our annual income to the Bible Society.
We are particularly supporting Duncan Hospital to improve the care of mums and babies in Bihar, India. Duncan Hospital was established in 1930 and has 200 beds. It is run by Emmanuel Hospital Association, which is now part of EMMS International. EMMS International is involved in primary healthcare programmes in India, Nepal, Malawi and Israel as well as supporting students with grants for their electives, and providing medicines to mission hospitals in many countries throughout the world. We give 2.5% of our annual income to EMMS International.
As the Southall Group, we support the churches in the town of Lichinga, Mozambique, through the Diocesan link ALMA. At St George's we take a special collection every year for Lichinga. In 2010, we gave a gift of £5000 to build a church. We also helped fund the training of church leaders. Some of our congregation have visited Lichinga and Bishop Vicente has been to visit us in Southall.
Teen Challenge UK operates nationally to help people who have developed life-controlling problems, especially drug and alcohol addictions, and also to offer preventative help to those who may be in danger of doing so. It originally worked with teenagers, hence its name, but now works with all ages, often with those living on the street. Teen Challenge UK has a rehab centre in Ilford that we support, and an outreach bus in Ealing Broadway once a week. Teen Challenge has a remarkable 80% success rate for those who complete the programme of breaking free from addiction permanently. We give 3% of our annual income to Teen Challenge.