WFM PROJECT 2021/2022
Every year, WfM organises a fundraising project that everyone in the church can get involved in. Through the funds raised, we are able to provide direct support to a wide range of mission work both at home and abroad.
Find out more the 2021/22 project recipients below.
Lakhnadon Christian Hospital
Lakhnadon Christian Hospital in Central India was founded one hundred years ago and now caters for a range of healthcare needs.
The funds raised will go towards the palliative care team and provide PPE equipment for staff.
Safe Families Scotland
Safe Families have a vision to see Christians across the UK offer hope, belonging and support to the most vulnerable children and families.
Funds raised will help staff to reach out to families who are struggling and provide extra training for volunteers.
Damaris Community House
Community House Damaris is a home for women and children who need a safe place to shelter from physical or sexual abuse or trafficking.
Funds raised will contribute towards medical care costs and the monthly rent of the Safe House and Learning Centre.
Lakhnadon Christian Hospital
Lakhnadon Christian Hospital in Madhya Pradesh, Central India, was started one hundred years ago by missionaries from the Free Church of Scotland.
Today the hospital has thirty beds, and offers care and treatment for a wide range of healthcare needs. In 2016, a palliative care team was established to reach out to villages in the local area. Through networking with village heads, the team is able to register cancer sufferers and visit them in their homes. In some families, a cancer sufferer can be regarded almost as an “untouchable”. Through counselling and treatment, the team seeks to raise cancer awareness and help remove this stigma. Home visits can currently only be conducted twice-weekly due to a lack of funds. In addition COVID-19 means that PPE equipment for staff is greatly needed.
Lakhnadon Christian Hospital seeks to offer help and care to everyone, especially the poor and marginalised. We hope to raise funds so that it may continue to be a blessing to the area for the next one hundred years.
Safe Families is a UK wide charity with the Scottish branch based in Edinburgh. Safe Families’ vision is to create a community of local Christians across the UK who offer hope, belonging and support to the most vulnerable children, families and care-givers in society. Safe Families Scotland support and train volunteers so that they can help struggling and isolated families.
One of the aims of the charity is that families feel loved and cared for and have a sense of belonging. ‘Host families’ offer short periods of respite for those who need it.
In Scotland, Safe Families are focussing on increasing both their own professional support and also training for their Christian volunteers in 3 key areas; Mental Health, Counselling and Trauma Informed Practice. This increased support requires extra staff and resources to both work directly with families in providing 1-2-1 support but also to deliver training and support to their 380 volunteers here in Scotland.
All the funds raised will go towards extra time for staff to reach out to families who are struggling and provide extra training for volunteers to better support those they are caring for.
Community House Damaris
In Athens, Greece, Community House Damaris is a home for women and children who need a safe place to shelter from physical or sexual abuse or trafficking. This community home offers restoration and safety for those who need it. Established in 2015, the house provides long-term programs to help the ladies, and often their children, re-engage with society, receiving help, education and counselling. The programs which last for 3-7 years serve women aged 18-29.
The team shares the good news of the Gospel while supporting women through their own personal development. They also provide support with mental health, poverty, health issues and access to other services.
The money raised this year will go towards funding the monthly rent of the Safe House and Learning Centre. It will also help women and children access the medical care to which they are often not entitled under the Greek national health system. Community House Damaris is based on Christian principles of creating safe places for the vulnerable and care for the needy, providing unconditional love for survivors of abuse.
Fundraising Projects through the Years
An overview of projects we have supported in the past ten years.