The project being supported in 2019/20 was Carlisle Key.

Carlisle Key works with young people 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

They provide assistance and support within their drop in service to alleviate the hardship and distress caused by homelessness, housing, financial and other related difficulties.

They empower young people by giving them the knowledge, support, and confidence they need so that they can live independently and take an active role in the local community.

Drop in Service

Anyone who is experiencing problems relating to housing who is 16-25 can access our drop in service. You do not need to make an appointment just come in and see us any time between              12.30pm-3.30pm Monday to Friday.     01228 595566

Circuit Annual Project 2017 / 18.

For this years project it was decided to support a small local registered charity set up in 2014 called BLOOD BIKES CUMBRIA. web page  phone 08438868781

It is run entirely by volunteers and it is an out of hours emergency response service to the NHS delivering blood and other urgent medical supplies between hospitals, the Great North Air Ambulance and blood transfusion banks primarily, but not exclusively, in Cumbria every day of the year.  In critical situations blood and other medical items need to be delivered urgently in order to save a patient’s life. Their motorbikes - with their distinctive, emergency livery - can quickly and  safely get through heavy traffic to reach the destination sooner. Blood Bikes rely solely on their volunteers time, private donations and corporate sponsors to keep them rolling, in return saving the NHS thousands of pounds in transport costs, meaning more money for front line services and patients care.

All Blood Bike groups promote good practice among their volunteer riders, who each hold advanced riding certificates to ride their fully liveried bikes and who behave with utmost professionalism at all times. Their aim is simple. To save lives and the NHS money!            

The Charity the North Cumbria Circuit supported during 2016/17 was Toilet Twinning.

Around a third of the world’s population have to use fields, streams, rivers, railway lines, canal banks, roadsides, plastic bags, or squalid, disease-breeding buckets.

Toilet Twinning raises funds to enable people living in poor communities to have clean water, a basic toilet, and to learn about hygiene - a vital combination that helps end generational poverty.

The lack of a loo makes women and girls vulnerable to snakes or being attacked, as they walk to the edge of their community to go to the toilet in the open, late at night. In Africa half of young girls who drop out of school do so because they need to collect water or because the school has no basic toilet.                   Further info

Circuit Annual Project 2015-16

Our first Annual Project, as the new enlarged Circuit, was supporting the work of the Northern Inter Schools Christian Union - known as NISCU North Cumbria.  Brampton Methodist Church had agreed to support this work at our Church Council Meeting. The work of NISCU also involves RE lessons, lunch time and after school clubs and weekend and residential events.  It employs two paid part time workers and there is a group of volunteers from many denominations including a team of puppeteers. The work is increasing as NISCU is being welcomed into more and more schools, both primary and secondary, and they are a key part of the outreach to William Howard School.

The Charity supported during 2014/15 and 2018/19 was Mary’s Meals.

 This Charity provides school children with a meal a day, but only if they attend school. Over 1 million children are receiving meals and schooling. The food is sourced locally and volunteers make them, so keeping costs to a minimum. £15.90 feeds a child for a school year. This cost has risen recently due to the weakness of the £.    Mary’s Meals began by feeding 200 children back in 2002 and today the number of children being fed and attending school has risen to 1,667,067 (as of 17/02/20). With 61 million children still out of school and many more chronically hungry, our work is only just beginning. We are committed to keeping our running costs low. From every £1 donated we spend 93p on our charitable activities. It costs just 8p. to provide one meal for a child in school.

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Members save their used stamps for the Leprosy Mission and put them in a box in the Foyer.

Please Note: the stamps become worthless if the perforations are damaged in any way. Please leave at least a quarter of an inch around each stamp.  Thank you.

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 The Circuit Annual Charity for 2022 / 2023 was Safe Families.

The Charity for this year is Release International, which was founded in 1968, and is a UK-based Christian ministry, supporting believers around the world who are persecuted for Christ and the Gospel. We are currently active in 30 countries where we prayerfully, pastorally and practically do all we can to love and serve persecuted Christians.

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