Charities we support
Here at The Rock we support the following charities through giving of finance, practical support and prayer.
Click on the organisation's names below to view more details.
The Friary was founded in 1988 by Ann Bremner MBE, it is a well-respected registered charity with a distinctly Christian foundation which operates in the Nottingham area. The Friary’s mission is to empower homeless and vulnerable adults to rebuild their lives by offering practical services, advice and emotional support. Every year the charity caters for 15,000 visits from local people who are suffering the effects of homelessness, substance misuse, financial destitution and social isolation.Founded in 1988 by Ann Bremner MBE, the Friary is a well-respected registered charity with a distinctly Christian foundation which operates in the Nottingham area.
The service was first commissioned in 1988 to address a specific local need and initially was run entirely by volunteers opening 1 day a week. Since 1988 a combination of heightened need for the service and continued dedication to addressing more complex needs of local people has produced today’s widely known and respected charity. The Friary now delivers a wide range of services with open access drop-in sessions being delivered 3 times per week, 52 weeks of the year. Each drop-in is accessed by over 100 local people in need of support. The Friary is passionate about people and about tackling poverty caused by homelessness and unemployment. The charity is committed to offering person-centred advice and support which is accessible and free to all those who require it.
Find out more about this charity by visiting The Friary website.
The King's Village (Ghana)
The Christian Centre in Nottingham is helping to pioneer an international development work in Northern Ghana called the King’s Village Project, and we are committed to help them.
Led by Ben and Marion Owusu-Sekyere, the project is working closely with local communities to provide clean water and sanitation, education, health care and micro-enterprise opportunities to some of the most disadvantaged people in West Africa.
Serving a district of 160,000 people, where the average person earns just 50p a day, the project adopts an integrated development approach - providing clean water and sanitation, healthcare, education and training and enterprise development in the Tolon-Kumbungu district of Northern Ghana.
More than 30 local people are employed by the King's Village Project. Between them they've helped develop a medical centre providing the first doctor in the district, have provided water and sanitation to in excess of 10,000 people, established a school and begun to develop a micro-enterprise initiative.
Currently the project school has around 200 pupils and a new intake of 35 pupils joins every year. The project’s Medical Centre provides the only doctor amongst 160,000 people, and was recently extended by the construction of a nutritional centre at which severely malnourished children are treated.
Over the last few years, the King’s Village Project has worked in partnership with World Vision and the British Army to deliver clean water sources, latrines and hygiene education to thousands of local people, and has seen lasting transformation in the communities served.
As a church we will endeavour to support this project by asking Ben and Marion to share with us from time to time.
Giving can be done on a monthly basis or by sponsoring an individual child at the King's Village School which costs just £15 a month. Your sponsored child will receive a high quality education plus health care whenever they need it. In short, you will be giving a child a chance of a completely different future to the generational poverty and subsistance farming they would otherwise face. A single child will be uniquely assigned to you, and you will receive photos and updates on the child's progress, and the opportunity to send gifts and letters.
Why not take a look at the village by visiting their webpage on the 58i website.
Christians Against Poverty
We are currently looking to partner with national debt counselling charity, Christians Against Poverty.
This may be in the form of a centre in West Bridgford that provides support and advice to families and individuals facing debt. The service helps people set a realistic budget, prioritise bills and liaise with creditors to set up repayment plans.
A special account is set up for clients to pay into, which is used to provide money to priority creditors. For those with acute debts.
The CAP support worker will take you through a five step process to freedom including a home visit, setting an effective budget, opening a CAP account, walking you through insolvency and the filling out of forms, to working out how to pay bills and repayments until people are debt free.
CAP is unique in its non judgemental approach and will help anyone regardless of their religious beliefs, race, nationality, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.
And the neatest thing of all ... CAP is a completely FREE service!!!
If you want to know more check out their website at www.capuk.org
Or alternatively if you want to start getting out of debt straight away call their dedicated FREEPHONE number on 0800 328 0006
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. Proverbs 31:8-9 (NLT)
At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, Cornelius! Cornelius stared at him in fear. What is it, Lord? he asked. The angel answered, Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God. Acts 10:1-4
The A21 Campaign stands for Abolishing injustice in the 21st Century.
Human trafficking is an organized criminal industry that affects every nation. While the statistics can seem overwhelming, it is important to remember that every number represents the life of a victim. The A21 Campaign has recognized a significant need in the region of Europe, and is committed to combating this injustice through rescuing one life at a time.
- Human trafficking is the second largest global organized crime today, generating approximately 31.6 billion USD each year. Specifically, trafficking for sexual exploitation generates 27.8 billion USD per year.
- There are 1.39 million victims of commercial sexual servitude worldwide.
- Over 25 percent of sex trafficked victims are trafficked from Southern and Eastern Europe.
- 90% of victims trafficked into the European Union member states will end up in the sex industry.
- Tragically, only 1-2 percent of victims are rescued, and only 1 in 100,000 Europeans involved in trafficking are convicted.
When confronted with the horrific statistics surrounding human trafficking, it is easy to agree on the fact that "someone should do something." The A21 Campaign was born when the decision was made to raise our hand, and be that "someone." It was a decision of ordinary people who decided to take responsibility regarding the issue of human trafficking.
The A21 Campaign is comprised of individuals, organizations, government officials, and people like you who are committed to abolishing injustice in the 21st century. Their goal is four-fold:
- PREVENT people from being trafficked
- PROTECT and support those who have been trafficked
- PROSECUTE traffickers, and strengthen legal responses to trafficking
- PARTNER with law enforcement, service providers and community members to provide a comprehensive front against trafficking
Anyone can join. Everyone can make a difference.
For more information visit their website at www.thea21campaign.org.