Joshua is thrilled to have had the support of numerous churches over the years and if you are a church, or church group looking to make a big impact with a small charity then we would love to hear from you. Just e-mail Heather Deaville on [email protected] or call her on 01273 275713 to find out more.
Joshua is delighted to have been chosen as charity of the year 2014 for St Mary Magdalen Church in Tilehurst.
The congregation and clergy have shown incredible support for us over the year, with a Pasta Party, Harvest Festival collection and a Heroes Runner to name but a few of the events they have organised to support Joshua.
We were also delighted to attend their Coffee Morning and Charity Sale in October, where we raised £80, taking their donations passed the £1,000 mark.
And it doesn’t end there, they are hosting an organ recital on the 8th of November, from which the retiring collection will be donated to Joshua, details can be found on their facebook page.
Since 2012 Joshua has been fortunate to receive funding from the Holy Trinity Church in Wimbledon. The first grant we received was through the Marian Esling Legacy Fund. This fund was set up after the church was left a sum of money in the Will of Marian Esling and Joshua was a lucky recipient of one of their first grants. The grant sponsored 40 children through a year of secondary education at the Joshua Secondary School in Malawi.
In 2013 we were fortunate to receive a grant from the Tithe group at the church. This enabled us to continuing supporting students at the Joshua Secondary School, where over 140 vulnerable children and orphans now receive an education for free. In November 2013 Heather Deaville, Joshua’s part-time fundraiser, met some of the students who are currently sponsored thanks to this support from the church and with their help made a video to show our appreciation.
And in 2014 the church gave its support to this project once again, with a donation from the last round of the Marian Esling Legacy Grants. This money will ensure that we can continue to support some of the most vulnerable students through their secondary education.
As a small organisation Joshua relies on the incredible generosity of its supporters and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the whole congregation of Holy Trinity Church for their support.
Interested in getting involed with Joshua? E-mail Heather Deaville on [email protected] or call her on 01273 275713 to find out more.