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Charitable Giving

Thank you to everyone who has helped and contributed to raise awareness and funds for our charities.  Our recent work includes: 

Food Bank

We are continuing to with our weekly Food Support.  Each week there is a container at the back of the church for anyone who wishes to donate a tin or packet of beans, tins of vegetables and/or fruit, etc are always welcome.  Donations will be taken to Waltham Abbey Church on a regular basis to be distributed locally to those in need.  


Myeloma UK Charity Concert 2019

A huge thank you to Stephen Fellowes and all those who organised and supported "Making Myeloma History" concert.  Just over £1000 has been raised for this important charity.  To find out more about the charity and the fantastic work they do, please view their website...   Myeloma UK


St David's Day Celebration 2019

A big thank you to everyone who supported our St David's Day celebration and especially to Adam Scott for the delicious Shepherds Pie and veggie Shepherds Pie.  We were very grateful to Margaret and Brian Wackett for helping to set out the tables and chairs, and to put them away again, and to Stephen Fellowes, Sheila Green, Matthew and Liz Pearce and Hannah Harragan for providing the entertainment.  A total of £442 were raised for church funds and a good time was had by all. 


Charitable Giving 2018

This year we have been able to support the Children’s Society, the Sick Children’s Trust and Harlow Food Bank.  Thank you to everyone who has helped and donated towards our events and these fantastic charities - please use the links to find out more about them - your continued support is invaluable.  

We have a weekly donation of non-perishable items to Harlow Food Bank with a collection box at the back of the church should you wish to donate.  On their website they advise urgent items are: Tinned Tomatoes, Juice (long life), Squash, Sponge Pudding, Instant Mash, Rice Pudding, Milk (long life), Toilet Rolls 


Myeloma UK Charity Concert July 2017

Thank you to everyone involved in producing and attending Charity Concert in the Forest with music, monologues and more.  £1,095 was raised for this worthy charity.  Well done 


Flower Festival May 2017

The PCC and church would like to thank Mary Mason for organising this Flower Festival.  

Our gratitude goes to the members of the following flower arranging societies/clubs who have given their time and talent so generously to bring Mary's vision to fruition: Leyton and Wanstead, Cuffley, Chigwell, Harlow, Bushill Park, Woodford, Enfield, Waltham Abbey, The flower arranging ladies of The Church of Holy Innocents and also the the pupils and staff of High Beech (CofE) Primary School.  

The beautiful displays and refreshments enabled us to raise just under £2,000 which is a marvellous achievement.  Well done and thank you for all the hard work and support

St Patrick's Day 2017

Thank you everyone who helped us celebrate St Patrick's Day, espeically Laura Stavrou who cut out over a hundred shamrocks to decorate the Village Hall and who made delicious cakes for our third course. 

Adam Scott who produced a very tasty Irish Stew and a lentil Shephers Pie for the veggie people

Ruth and her friends for providing the music for dancing

Eliot and Rowan Scott who helped with the washing up and last and most importantly Sheila Green dressed in a beautiful green tabartd who set the scene for our evening with grace and then told two Irish tales and closed our evening with a blessing.   

The evening raised £340 for church funds

Lent Charity 2017 - Great Ormond Street Hospital

There are collection boxes in church in which you can save your small change and which please bring back to the church on the Easter weekend.  Many thanks

Informal Carol Service

We are most grateful to Stephen and Katherine Fellowes for organising our informal carol service which raised over £300 for our Christmas Charity Mesothelioma UK.  With the help of their friends Doreen, Nick and Douglas we really raised the roof with our singing supported by David Bird on the organ. 

Operation Christmas Child

Over 100 boxes were made and delivered by our church to help make Christmas for some children a little more special. Thank you for all your support each box really does make a difference 

Harvest 2016

Thank you for all the produce we have been able to give to the Waltham Abbey Food Bank.  The Trussell Trust runs a network of over 400 food banks, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis across the UK, where thirteen million people live below the poverty line.   In the last year it gave 1,109,309 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.

The Food banks work with referral agencies to issue food vouchers to those in need of emergency food in times of crisis and provides a minimum of three days' nutritionally balanced, tinned and dried food donated by the local community.  Whilst the food parcel is being prepared, the recipient is offered a warm drink and a biscuit and an informal chat to see if further support can be offered.  

Water Aid Appeal

During Lent 2016 we raised £192.69 for Water Aid. 

The Children's Society

We raised over £480 during our Christingle Service. 

Cancer Resarch UK

We raised over £1000 in loving memory of our friend Jakki Abbott whilst Carol Singing at various venues over Christmas.

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