St Mary Redcliffe Lent Appeal
Each year St Mary Redcliffe chooses a charity to support for its Lent Appeal. The Lent Appeal is an opportunity not simply to raise funds but also to build new relationships and raise the profile of a charity not just among our members but across Bristol.
Last year we supported Changing Tunes and raised over £6,500 for prisoners and ex-prisoners in the Bristol area, providing music sessions as a route to rehabilitation. We attracted singers and supporters from across the city to our concert, featuring ex-prisoners, our church choirs, and a scratch choir which backed an ex-prisoner in a performance of a piece he had composed. Visitors from around the world engaged with the From the Inside Out exhibition which was in the church for the duration of Lent.
This year we will be supporting Temwa, an organisation that works in Malawi, the world's poorest country.
TEMWA WORKS IN REMOTE, RURAL AREAS IN NORTHERN MALAWI WHERE 40% OF PEOPLE LIVE ON LESS THAN £1 A DAY, 16% ARE HIV POSITIVE AND A THIRD DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH FOOD ON A DAILY BASIS.
Temwa's mission is to develop self-sufficient communities by supporting projects in education, health, agriculture and forestry and microfinance.