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The Charities we are supporting this year.

The Church chooses charities to support through money raised from the various events taking place throughout the year.  These are the two charities we are supporting this year.


The Matthew Rusike Children's Home near Harare, Zimbabwe is under the auspices of the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe and cares for around 100 vulnerable children. The priorities for the children are love, health, school fees and spiritual support. The Home's aim is to trace their extended families or find foster families through the church membership so that the children stay in the residential home for as short a time as possible.  At this time, all the children have foster families they go to for their school holidays and MRCH supports these families with food, basic medical items and clothing.

Zimbabwe is once again going through a severe economic decline and local monetary support has plummeted though the home is supported with gifts in kind such as meat, bread and clothing.

Friends of Matthew Rusike Children's Home is a small UK charity run by volunteers which has supported the Home for 23 years and most of the committee has visited the home on several occasions. Apart from the copying of 4 newsletters a year and a small amount of postage all donations go directly to the Home.



Tickhill Methodist Church has been supporting and funding a project to deliver food parcels to homeless people in Doncaster since March 2019.

On a rota basis, volunteers prepare 40 food parcels after the Sunday morning service.  Each Sunday evening, some are distributed to homeless people found on the streets of Doncaster and the remainder are delivered to the hostel on Wharf Road.   For further information or to volunteer for sandwich making or delivery, please contact Mandy Bird through the e-mail address on the Contacts Page.

Charities we have supported in previous years.


The Society’s mission is to transform the landscape of dementia forever. Until the day they find a cure, they will strive to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.

Dementia is the biggest health and care challenge society faces. By 2021, over a million people will be living with the condition.  The Alzheimer's Society is committed to measuring the difference they make for people affected by dementia.



The Elshadai (“There is hope”) Children’s Village in Ethiopia, is home to children displaced by famine, civil war and HIV/AIDS.  Currently it holds 160 children in its care, ranging from babies to young adults who all live together as one large family cared for by a dedicated team.

Education is provided in the school from kindergarten through to the end of primary school age with 8 classrooms, a growing library and a science laboratory.

There is also a partly self-sufficient farm with vegetables, cereal crops, fruit, cows sheep, chickens and beehives to reduce food costs.


SAFE@LAST is a registered charity working with and on behalf of young people at risk through running away. They are based at Dinnington, near Sheffield, and were established in response to an acute need for services for the 1 in 9 children under the age of 16 in South Yorkshire who are affected.


We also collect donations for the Doncaster Food Bank.

 The church also supports Fairtrade  in all its activities.Britain Nepal Otology Service (BRINOS).


BRINOS was founded in 1988 to tackle the urgent need to deal with the prevalence of ear disease and deafness in Nepal. A survey in 1981 had shown that deafness is the single largest disability in the country. There are very few specialists in the country and people living far away from Kathmandu still have no access the ear health care. BRINOS performs three surgical ear camps per year with surgeons, an anaesthetist and nurses from the UK supported by a Nepali surgeon and nurses. Primary ear care is provided all year round by specially trained Community Ear Assistants.

One of our church members has been a volunteer surgeon with BRINOS since 2000.

Shree Gyan Jyoti English Community School, Pokharathok, Palpa District, in rural Nepal.

The school is commonly known as the “Devi Prasad School”, coming into being as a result of Devi Prasad Neupane’s vision and determination.  As a child, he had an awful accident resulting in the loss of both legs and an arm..  However, during his rehabilitation, he received an education and eventually went on to become a teacher. Government Schools are very basic and most boys in rural areas don’t get the opportunity to progress to a reasonable standard.  Most girls receive little or no education.  Devi Prasad wanted to change all this.  He established a school in 2005 which has grown considerably.  There are now 220 students where children can now stay to age 14, and top students staying on to age 16. The school also runs adult literacy classes in the area.  The school relies heavily on donations and the profits generated by the sale of Emmanuel Crafts products.

Nyankunde hospital in the Congo, via African Inland Mission,


Joy Robinson, who was a surgeon at DRI, now works for the charity.


Methodist Homes for the Aged (MHA) is a charity providing care, accommodation and support services for older people throughout Britain. It was established as an independent charity by the Methodist Church in 1943.


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