Support for Charities

Rev. Jonathan Evens (Secretary) and Henry Shelton presenting our first charitable donation to staff at Haven House Hospice.

Rev. Jonathan Evens (Secretary) and Henry Shelton presenting our first charitable donation to staff at Haven House Hospice.

Each year commission4mission makes a donation to a chosen charity with the money raised through commissions and sales from the preceding year. The charitable element of our work is made possible because on each commission the artist concerned agrees to waive a proportion of their fee in order that a charitable donation can be made.

In 2014 we gave £710 and from our 2015 income we gave £1,734 to Oasis Trust, who want to create safe places where everyone is included, where everyone has a chance to contribute, and reach their God-given potential. commission4mission has made Oasis our charity of choice meaning that charitable giving will be exclusively to Oasis for the time being.

country-logoOasis Charitable Trust is dedicated to building holistic, inclusive communities and working alongside them to support the breadth of their needs; where everyone has a chance to reach their God-given potential. They work with people regardless of any distinction you can think of. They know that God loves them and so they will too. They believe that by linking all we do together, the community that we dream of will exist. They work alongside whole communities to support the breadth of their needs, through education, healthcare, housing, children’s and youth work, debt advice, foodbanks and much more.

In 2013 we gave £676 to Rejuvenate Worldwide and St Francis Hospice. Rejuvenate Worldwide is a non-denominational Christian charity working in the UK, Africa (Uganda) and other countries. Their vision is to give young people the opportunities to reach out to other across the world less fortunate than themselves. Saint Francis Hospice is a centre of excellence in the care of those with life limiting illnesses. Their team of specialist consultants, doctors, nurses and health care assistants provide practical and emotional support for adults of all ages and give specialist bereavement support to family members from as young as 20 months.

In 2012 we gave £668 to Safer Places in support of their work with victims of domestic abuse. Safer Places is an independent charity dedicated to supporting adults and children affected by domestic abuse. They are able to provide a wide range of services to support users and respond to individual needs and circumstances, whether it is in their refuge accommodation or in the community. All their services work in a holistic and empowering way to help and enable users to live independent lives.

In 2011 we donated £1,568 split between Sightsavers International and the Smile Train UK. Sightsavers International is a charity which works with partners to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people in the developing world. The mission of Smile Train UK is focused on solving a single problem – cleft lip and palate – by providing free cleft surgery for millions of poor children in developing countries and free cleft-related training for doctors and medical professionals.

In 2010 we donated £2,700 to the Haven House Children’s Hospice, a charity that provides on-going holistic care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. They also embrace the needs of the child’s family from the point of diagnosis through to post death care. Their commitment is to enable children to live life as fully as possible in a warm, fun and caring environment. They care for children and young people between the ages of 0 to 19 who have life-limiting conditions and who are unlikely to reach adulthood. They help families by providing a range of services that include day, short break and end of life care, together with therapeutic play in the community. Families can find the support they need when they need it most at no cost to themselves.