Community Matters

Community Matters

We are currently supports 16 needy families in our community on a monthly basis who have been referred to us through Health Visitors etc, with 2 of these families in need of food parcels every fortnight. 

Food Bag Donations

We have regular collections of food and household items for these families.

We have recently established a link with the Tesco superstore in Loudwater, who provide a donation of food and household items each week, supplementing that given by the local village community. We are very grateful to Tesco for providing these items, but we still rely heavily on the local community of the 3 churches in Lane End; Elim Hope Church; Holy Trinity CofE; and Methodist congregations, and St. Mary-le-Moor Cadmore End.

This year because of the number of families we visit we would just like to invite anyone who wishes to donate a box/tin biscuits or chocolates or maybe something savoury like a pack of nuts or mixed nibbles like Bombay mix.  This is purely voluntary, we do not expect everyone to respond but will be very grateful for any of these items which we will give for Christmas.

Thank you to all in the community and to Tesco from all those families.  They are extremely grateful for your support and prayers. 

There is no minimum donation, and we are very grateful for anything you are able to give.

Commuinity Matters News

6 August 2017

-Lane End Primary School referred a family to Community Matters, asking us to support one of the children in a 2-week summer Playscheme at the Community Centre.  Luckily, we obtained the last possible place.  We are also giving food parcels to this family.

-Again, we were able to send a child on a week's summer course with a donation from Marlow Round Table.  This 14-year-old boy is particularly interested in cookery and is so delighted to be taking the Super Chef course at The Royal Grammar School. He has no other holiday entertainment to look forward to.

-We purchased Great Marlow school uniforms for 2 families with the help of a very generous donation from one of our own church members.

- With the help of the Oasis Charity, Community Matters made modest contributions towards summer outings/holidays for 2 families. One of the families is again as last year off to Brighton (their favourite seaside spot) on a Motts Coach, the other to Blackpool.

-An 11-year-old boy who is musically very talented is receiving an excellent violin from Alison Edgley, who last played it 60 years ago. Bryan and Alison have taken it to a music store to make certain it is still in good condition. A small ceremony on August 4 at Kensham Farm will take place where the boy will receive his first "adult" violin and even treat us to a couple of numbers. A donation from one of our own church members will pay for his lessons in the autumn term.

26 February 2017

- Martin Thorpe still is looking for indoor work. He is good at painting and decorating and handy jobs around the home so please keep him in mind if you hear of anyone wanting this kind of work. 

6th November 2016

- The mother of one of the families we support is looking for a cleaning job which would fit in with school hours. We (Barbara and Judy) have known her for a long time now and could completely recommend her. Please ask around your family and friends, we will be happy to give you details.

26th June 2016

- The Rev'd Robert Jennings has kindly donated his piano to one of the families we support, so that their 10 year old boy can learn and practice at home as well as at school. He is overjoyed. Thank you Robert.