If you like to donate, please use the following link as we use BT's Mydonate services where you can donate for one of the below:
- for Free Church funds
HGS Free Church is a charity. The church depends on the giving of those associatedwith the church, and the money generated from the rental of the church and church hall for its income.
The Free Church is responding to the words of Jesus;
‘ for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me and I was in prison and you came to me.'
These words from Matthew 25 have framed the activities of the church over the past 5 years: We support the Colindale food bank each week, collect small change for Water Aid each year, have a culture of welcome to all who come to the church and have set up a clothing exchange. During 2017 we focused our thinking and actions on mental health – the promotion of mental wellbeing as well as mental illness itself.
In 2018 we are considering how we can aid prisoners of conscience and their faimilies; those people who find themselves imprisoned because of views they hold – religious, political, cultural – which are at odds with thr ruling regime.
- for Dennis Scott Unit (adult mental health)
We are supporting the Dennis Scott Unit, Edgware Hospital. This is the in-patient psychiatric unit that covers the the Borough of Barnet. There are 3 Wards on this Unit, with capacity for 62 patients – the wards are almost always full.
We are collecting money to enrich the ward environment beyond that which the NHS provides. The church congregation has developed contacts within the Unit and initiated various projects – Christmas presents for all those on the wards, Easter eggs & daffodils in April, and strawberries & a cream tea for Wimbledon finals weekend.. The staff have requested that we fund raise for outdoor gym equipment for the two outdoor areas, to help the physical and mental health of those admitted to the wards.
We have chosen the mydonatewebsite, because it only charges 15p per transaction however large or small the gift. It does NOT take a percentage of the donation. Also, mydonate will deal with the giftaid element of any gift given, saving our finance team this work.
please state in the message which of the 3 funds you are wishing to donate to.