ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH

WOOLWICH, LONDON


A place of Christian worship for over 1000 years!

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LOCAL INFORMATION

FROM WELCARE WOOLWICH

Dear Church Supporters,

You have helped us to serve vulnerable babies, children and parents for over 125 years. We want to continue finding ways to give hope to those most in need of practical and emotional support at this time of anxiety and uncertainty. Our thoughts are particularly with mothers trapped in abusive relationships and our staff continue to work hard to maintain regular contact with them in addition to providing practical help in the form of supermarket vouchers.

We are especially concerned for those who were already struggling financially and emotionally including children in poverty whose home lives were already unsettled and filled with anxiety. These families will wonder how they can provide daily essentials for their children over the coming weeks of social distancing we are all enduring.

Welcare staff are already distributing supermarket vouchers previously donated by generous church and community supporters to the families we are working with and who are in greatest need. With your help we can buy more vouchers to help families in need.

We have launched a digital campaign to help provide more supermarket vouchers for the families that urgently need our support. Can you help us by sharing this newsletter amongst your congregation through your own eNewsletters?

Send a letter of hope to a family in need

Could you help us provide daily essentials for vulnerable families by forwarding this request to your congregations? Donations can be made directly on the website as well.  

We have also set up a dedicated fundraising page on Facebook.

Facebook Fundraiser

We have collated some resources to help families cope with COVID-19 including a range of teaching resources, timetable suggestions, recipes, arts and crafts for children, well-being advice and other helpful websites. Please share with parents or anyone who will find them helpful.

We seek to find new ways of working whilst keeping our own staff safe and continue to receive new referrals for individual, one-to-one support.  We are still working, just differently.

We would really value your prayer support right now, if you would like to sign up to our monthly prayer newsletter.

Please join us to create a world where every child and family is respected, included and resilient, and able to overcome challenges in life.

Please continue to keep in touch and if you need any help please let us know.

Take care,

Anna Khan, Welcare CEO


You can help children and young people stay #positive and learn to be #resilient amidst the crisis of our world by sharing our virtual Campaign with parents.