The JHMT would like to invite you to support 2 projects this year
If you would like to support the BH Christmas Appeal please pick up a leaflet at BH, check out BH news or contact the church office to find out the different ways you can make a donation.It would also be helpful if you could confirm whether your donation can be gift aided by emailing or sending a note via the church office. Unless specified, gifts to the appeal will be divided equally between both projects.
Project 1 - Off The Fence
Off The Fence have 2 fantastic initiatives to run in local schools this term – but we need your help to fund them!
1-1 Mentoring Project
Countless teenagers in our City struggle with poor mental health. Often this is picked up in school by caring staff who want students to be able to reach their potential in all areas of life. The Schools & Youth team at Off The Fence has a huge heart for students in crisis. Through our 1-1 mentoring programme we’re able to meet with students every week, often picking up students as soon as the crisis occurs. We aim to be a consistent, positive, listening presence at a time when life is overwhelming. The team has supported 24 students since September 2022 and hope to be able to support many more in the new year. This initiative costs around £200 per week to run, but has priceless results!
“The service you and your team offer in school is amazing!!!! I don't know what we would do without you....” Feedback from Year 8 Assistant Head of Year at Blatchington Mill School
Prayer Spaces in Schools Through our Prayer Spaces in Schools initiative we take over a space in a local school for a few days and completely transform it. We set up a number of different creative prayer activities which help children to explore prayer in a fun, safe and interactive way. These Prayer Spaces are run in both Primary and Secondary schools and are events that students remember for years to come! We aim to run one Prayer Space every half term costing £600.
“Thank you so much for continuing to pioneer this work - Prayer Spaces in Schools is significantly better because of you and the Off The Fence community.” Phil Togwell, National Director, Prayer Spaces in Schools.
Bishop Hannington Church supports mission all over the world. Through the charitable trust, the James Hannington Memorial Trust, the church gives money and other resources to support gospel work in many different nations.