Our Parish Third World Group has been in existence now for more than 32 years.
The name has served us well with most people associating the term Third World with developing countries in Africa, South America and Asia.
However this term has become outdated and can be construed as being insensitive – indeed a number of parishioners and others have made this point to us and we have listened to their views.
We have therefore decided to change our name to
Saint Brigid’s One World Group
We will adopt our new name with immediate effect although it will not formally change until April 2023 to allow us time to take the necessary regulatory and administrative steps. Until then cheques should continue to be made payable to St Brigid’s Third World Group and electronic donations to Account No 68825172 Sort Code 90-22-07.
Thank you for your continuing generous support for our beneficiaries.
St Brigid’s Third World Group has been active for more than 30 years and we have increased our income to well over £100,00 per annum in recent years.
This has enabled us to provide grants of at least £6000 each year to each of our regular beneficiaries in Africa, South America and Asia and to make one-off donations in response to other requests.
The last financial year 2021-22, was particularly successful and we raised almost £179,000 from donations and fund-raising events. This included gift aid and £33,000 from a Special Church Collection in response to the war in Ukraine.
We are most grateful to those of you who continue to contribute regularly by Standing Orders and to those who make donations by electronic transfer. They make a significant contribution to our overall fund raising.
We continue to appeal for your generous support to enable us to carry on helping these extremely poor people either by making a donation or setting up a standing order. You can : –
Make an electronic transfer to our bank account Sort Code 90-22-07 and Account Number 68825172.
If you are a taxpayer and wish to gift aid your donation, please insert your name, house number and post code in the Reference Box when making your payment
If you prefer to pay by cheque or cash or if you wish to set up a standing order, please phone or text Kevin on 07525 634440 or Rosalie on 07887708788 and we will arrange this with you.