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We have been moved by the effects of the recent volcanic eruption in St Vincent and the Grenadines particularly as there are strong connections within our church community and that part of the world. The recent eruption has displaced many people including families and children, many of whom are not being supported by the formal relief efforts and are in danger of falling beneath the cracks. Thankfully the local churches in St Vincent and the surrounding islands have been providing support and shelter to those that need it and so we want to support and partner with them in prayer and in practical ways to help to alleviate suffering.

There may well be other ways that we can support this effort but for now we are aiming to send a small shipment of essentials that can dropped off at church throughout the month of May. 

If you would like to contribute towards this, please purchase some of the items listed below with your weekly shop and then bring them to one of our services on Sunday so that we can pass them on for distribution. 
If you would like to donate at another time, there will be people in the church that can receive your donation on Monday and Tuesday mornings between 10am and 12pm during term-time.

The following items are particularly needed:

CANNED GOODS/JARS:

  • Baked Beans, Vienna Sausages, Tuna, Salmon, Sardines, evaporated milk, canned tomatoes, pasta sauces (e.g. sacla)
  • Tinned soup.
  • Coffee
  • Milo

DRIED GOODS

  • Easy Cook Basmati/Long Grain Rice.
  • Dried Milk Powder.
  • Pasta
  • Noodles
  • Tea
  • Instant Hot Chocolate

TOILETRIES

  • Deodorant
  • Nappies (All ages)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Feminine Products (liners, pads, etc.)
  • Shower gel
  • Toothbrush (adults & children)
  • Toothpaste

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

  • Toilet paper
  • Hand Sanitizers (small sizes)
  • Disposable Gloves.

CHILDREN

  • Crayons, colouring pencils, colouring pens.
  • Colouring books.
  • Small children’s games. e.g. jigsaws, playing cards etc
  • Small reading books
  • Small children’s treats (i.e. party sizes)