In 2012, the Managing Trustees decided to make this giving more transparent, by arranging a focus on a different appeal each month. Under the tag-name ‘GIFO’ (Giving to Funds for Others) we invite folk to make a contribution if they feel moved and are able to do so. Since 2012, we have raised over £30,000 in this way for good causes.
Each month, information is provided in the church weekly magazine ‘Pews News’ about the “GIFO Appeal” for the month. Special donation envelopes are made available and these are placed in the collection plate during the offering.
Each month's focus charity is nominated by a chosen group of people from the church community. In February 2016, the GIFO Appeal was for Water-Aid.