Friends of Sacred Heart and St Margaret's welcomes you
The Friends of Sacred Heart was established in December 2005. It is part of what the parish does to engage with the wider community. On its behalf a group of parishioners meets regularly to organise fundraising and the allocation of funding to overseas projects.
Friends of Sacred Heart targets projects that are not supported by major charities. They are usually suggested by members of the parish because of a personal link, recommendation or knowledge of what they do.
Friends of Sacred Heart uses a formal application form to consider potential projects. Projects provide written reports and photos to show how the funding benefits the people receiving the service or provision. There are no administration costs: 100% of the money goes to the projects.
Friends of Sacred Heart and St Margaret’s (FoSHSM) continue to donate your funds as quickly as they are received. See the notice board in the Michael Room for details about the following projects supported in 2018: Chhahari Nepal Mental Health (£1,000), Meerut Seva Samaj student grants (£2,500), Rwenzori Prolife and Childcare Foundation (£1,500) and St Joseph’s HIV and Leprosy Hospital (£1,000). No matter how much money is raised we can never say ‘our work is done’: as you know, the unmet need is great. And we are hoping that St Margaret’s will be able to identify a new project to support.
You can continue to help by supporting our table at Penicuik-on-Parade. Please kindly donate items for the table by Friday 25 May: leave them in the box in the Michael Room labelled Friends of Sacred Heart and St Margaret, or speak with a member of the Group. We need the following items:
Homemade jam and preserves (free empty jars available!)
Donations/prizes for a tombola
Every member of both parishes is part of the team. Thank you.