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St George’s News - Waterlooville’s Parish Magazine

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Easter 2024 issue

Forthcoming Charity Collections


This year, the recipients of the Bishop’s Lent Appeal will be the Tearfund Middle East Emergency Appeal and The Trussell Trust.

Tearfund supports churches and partners in the Middle East who are responding to those affected by the humanitarian crisis created by the conflict in Israel and Gaza. Right now, thousands of people in Gaza and Israel and the wider region are experiencing devastating loss, trauma and overwhelming need. The situation continues to worsen on a daily basis, increasing the number of people being displaced from their homes.

The Trussell Trust helps vulnerable families and those in need via Foodbanks within our diocese. It has food banks in Portsmouth and Fareham. However the Waterlooville Food Bank is provided by a different, local charity.


Rowans Hospice provides palliative and end of life care to the highest quality for those living with a life-limiting illness in the Southeast of Hampshire. Its highly trained hospice carers help to improve quality of life for the patient by easing physical symptoms as well as offering psychological, spiritual and social support to both patients and their loved ones.

Dedicated hospice care is available round the clock either in house or at home, as well as offering services for day visitors in its Living Well Centre. Wellbeing events and classes are available to carers, patients and the bereaved with no referral required.

Whilst the care is provided free of charge, it is in fact a hospice charity and 90% of its income is generated by legacies, donations, fundraising and retail shops. Through your generous donations and fundraising it continues to provide much needed support to the community and make a difference to so many lives.

Naomi House first opened in 1997 to offer care and support to children who were not expected to live until adulthood. Since then, it has cared for more than 1,000 children and families from across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Surrey and beyond.

Naomi House nursing and medical staff provide individualised nursing care that helps to enhance short lives and allows local families to make the most of their precious time with their children. The children’s hospice provides excellent facilities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay for the children and their  families. There are 11 children’s bedrooms and a number of family bedrooms at Naomi House. Additionally, the state of the art building includes spaces for music therapy, art and messy play, a multi-sensory room, a hydrotherapy pool and dedicated spaces for end of life care and post-bereavement support.

Jacksplace is the only hospice for young adults in our region, offering the care and support they need, but also giving them the independence they often crave. This is achieved through 24 hour nursing care alongside activities and social events, both at the hospice and further afield.

 In recent years, major developments in medicine and care have meant that more children can now be expected to reach adulthood. As a result, Jacksplace was built in 2010 as a hospice to offer care specifically for young adults aged 16 and over.


Christian Aid - Everyone is equal in the sight of God. For over 75 years, this truth has inspired Christian Aid to stand together in solidarity with our most marginalised global neighbours, of all faiths and none. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. Christian Aid seeks to eradicate extreme poverty by tackling its root causes. A global movement of people, churches and local organisations Christian Aid are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

June 2024 - WATER AID

771 million people in the world – one in ten – do not have clean water close to home. Clean water means improved health and a chance at a better education or job. This should be normal for everyone.

Water Aid is an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Since 1981, it has directly reached 28 million people with clean water; 28 million with decent toilets; and 26 million with good hygiene.

Only by tackling these three essentials in ways that last can people change their lives for good. Water Aid works closely with partners internationally and on the ground in some of the toughest places in the world, to help achieve widespread change. Millions of people have already taken control of their lives and built better futures.

It does more than install taps and toilets. To make lasting change happen on a massive scale, Water Aid convinces governments to change laws; link policy makers with people on the ground; change attitudes and behaviours; pool knowledge and resources; and raise support from people and organisations around the world.