Most charities are struggling to meet their commitments to overseas charities with fundraising events cancelled here in UK. Medical facilities in remoter places are facing extreme challenges preparing for the arrival of Corona virus.

Christian Aid week in its usual form has been cancelled but we are working on alternative plans that will allow people to take part in Christian Aid Week in different, creative ways – by post, by text and online that strengthen our communities during this challenging time. Ideas welcome and watch this space . It is important to fund CAid as it has great experience through the Ebola virus work. In the meantime we can donate to Christian Aid Donations.

A short report of the work of the International Group is included in St Mark’s Annual Report each April, you can view previous reports here.

If you would like to join the group, help us on an occasional basis, suggest a project for the International Group to consider, or are seeking further information, please get in touch with the facilitator of our group Dilys Noble dilysnoble@hotmail.co.uk or Shan Rush Shan@stmarkssheffield.co.uk

In 2020 we have supported the following organisations across the globe – 

 

Phaseworldwide Empowering isolated communities in Nepal through integrated programmes in Health Education and livelihoods. St Mark’s link person – Dilys Noble.

 

 

 

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. St. Mark’s aims to further support Caid through CAid week, annual walks, church lunches , garden parties and donates the Church collection at certain festivals. St Mark’s link person – Dilys Noble.

 

 

 

Global Justice Now Challenges The Powerful to Create A More Just And Equal World. Current important campaign to Make any Covid-19 vaccine affordable for all.  St Mark’s link person – Helen Hillman.

 

 

USPG Anglican mission agency that partners churches and communities worldwide in God’s mission to enliven faith, strengthen relationships, unlock potential and champion justice. St Mark’s link person – Michael Bayley.

 

 

The Red Cross and Red Crescent is a global humanitarian Movement That “puts kindness into action” and is uniquely placed to respond to local community needs both here in UK and overseas in an emergency. St Mark’s link person – Lucy Gray.

 

 

 

Reach Bwindi A small charity working in Uganda providing education, training health care projects designed to enable self sufficiency. St Mark’s  link person – Ceri Gallivan

 

 

 

Practical Action Puts ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

 

 

Omid Foundation Established to help disadvantaged young Iranian women, achieve self-determination, economic self-sufficiency and reintegration into society. St Mark’s link person – Manuchehr.

 

 

Cairdeas Provides expertise, education, training, mentoring and support anywhere in developing world where palliative care is limited. St Mark’s links – Polly Noble and Sarah Robinson

 

 

 

 

 

SuCCoL Supports further education for individuals with the expectation of them in turn teaching younger pupils in Colombia. St Mark’s links – Dez and Jennie Martin, and Robin Saunders.

 

 

Literacy for Life A small charity in Ghana paying for staff salaries and uniforms in a small school.  St Mark’s link person – Rosie Hunt.