Thank you, St Luke's!

Each year we as a church give 5% of the previous year's income from Planned Giving, Tax Refund, and Collections at Services to charity, supplemented by the monthly retiring collections at the main 10:00am service, which in 2018 amounted to £4,500

In addition we hold additional collections at Christmas and other times, sending the proceeds to charity.

On this page are some of the "thank you" letters and emails we have received.


Street Angels Maidenhead

On behalf of the Trustees of the Street Angels I most warmly thank the congregation of St Luke’s Parish Church for supporting our work by the donation of £225.00.

All the Street Angels are active Christians in our community. If you produce a parish magazine or similar, we would be delighted if you would accept an article on the work of the Street Angels. We are also encouraging churches to periodically include the Street Angels in their intercessions. If is a source of encouragement to know that fellow Christians are supporting our work by prayer and financial gifts.

Many thanks.

Mike Moss
Trustee and Treasurer Street Angels of Maidenhead


FACE Logo

On behalf of Friends of the Anglican Church in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, I should like to thank the congregation of St Lukes for the amount of £722.75 which you so generously gave towards the work of the church in Ethiopia.

It is truly wonderful to have your support particularly as needs in Ethiopia continue to grow, not least with the escalating violence in South Sudan which impacts on the local population in every way. Your donation is greatly appreciated and will be used not only to improve the lives of people in need, but also to spread the Christian faith by the training of priests at our college in Gambella, which we are able to support with the donations we receive from people like yourselves. This is vital work.

With our very best wishes

Christina Bailey
Treasurer
FACE


Safe Passage logo

Thank you so much for the cheque of £225.00 dated 31st December 2018 from the congregation of St Luke's Parish Church, Maidenhead. We are so grateful for your support for our work.

Donations like yours mean we can continue the valuable work that we do, giving much needed help and support to vulnerable refugee children. In 2018, we helped hundreds of children reunite with family, as well as putting pressure on the government to ensure that many more children can access safe and legal routes to protection. We achieved some major breakthroughs including securing a commitment to ensure that the Family Reunion route from Europe to the UK remains open after Brexit. As a result of what we have achieved, we are about to become an independent charity and, with your support, we hope to be able to help even more vulnerable children in 2019.

Your efforts are greatly appreciated and will certainly make a huge difference to the lives of the children and families we reunite.


Prison Fellowship

Thank you and our friends at St Luke’s Maidenhead for the generous way you are supporting our ministry in prisons across England and Wales through your recent gift of £225.00 towards Sycamore Tree.

Your donation makes our programmes possible, helping us reach more prisoners and their families each year.

Last financial year alone, 4,571 Angel Tree gifts were delivered at Christmas, 313 prisoners were writing to PF volunteers, 2,271 learners took part in our Sycamore Tree course, and 68 prisons received chaplaincy support from PF volunteers. An ex-offender who benefitted from our Angel Tree programme while in prison recently affirmed:

“Angel Tree began such a process of radical transformation in my life because I realised that someone not only believed in me, but they believed in the future of my family.”

Your support of our work fosters this transformation, and your generous contribution is invaluable to us and the thousands of lives we are positively impacting.

On behalf of each of them, we thank you once again for supporting our vision – it is wonderful to have you as part of our team!


MIND logo

I am writing to thank the congregation of St Luke's Parish Church for your generous donation of £225 for Buckinghamshire Mind.

Buckinghamshire Mind is extremely grateful to your congregation for their continued support. Every penny you donate will help to make sure people with a mental health problem have somewhere to turn.

As you know, Buckinghamshire Mind supports and represents people with mental health problems living across the county. We bring focused mental health expertise to our partnerships and the services we provide. We work with people in their communities. We believe in supporting people to live the lives they want, as fully as possible.

We will not give up until everyone in the county with a mental health problem gets both support and respect.

This work relies on people like the congregation of St Luke's Parish Church, who give their time, money, energy and passion to make sure that Buckinghamshire Mind can be there for everyone who needs us. Your contribution really will make a difference to people's lives.



Family Friends logo

Thank you very much indeed for choosing to support Family Friends at St Luke’s Parish Church. We are extremely grateful for the donation of £225.00 which arrived this morning, and hope that you will pass on our thanks to all at the Church.

As a small charity, we rely on grant funding and donations from our local community to provide our services. Your generosity enables us to continue to provide practical and emotional support to families across the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead who are facing difficult times, just as we have for the last 23 years.


Emmaus logo

Thank you so much for your kind gift of £225.00. Your donation will help us to make a real difference to the lives of homeless and socially excluded men and women.

The Emmaus approach is different from other homelessness charities, offering more than just a bed for the night and a hot meal. Instead, we offer a home for as long as someone needs it and meaningful work within our social enterprises. This combination of stability, purpose and support helps people get their lives back on track. Currently, there are 29 Emmaus communities around the UK providing places for over 750 previously homeless people, known as companions.

We are continuing to experience increasing demand for our services, as more and more people face vulnerable housing situations. To address this, we’ve set ourselves the challenge of increasing the number of places we offer to at least 1000 by 2020. This will only be possible thanks to the support we receive from people like you.

Thank you once again for supporting Emmaus UK.



DASH logo

Just to acknowledge and also to extend our thanks for your generous donation on behalf of St Luke’s Church. It really does make a difference to all of the local families we are supporting.

With kind regards on behalf of The Dash Charity

Joanne Roche
Fundraising Administration Assistant


Alex Devine logo

On behalf of everyone at Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service, I am writing to thank you very much for your wonderful donation of £516.25 following the Carol Service at St Luke’s Church, Maidenhead. We are thrilled that you chose to support our local children’s hospice with this special occasion. Attendees to the service were clearly very kind and generous, please extend our sincere thanks to all who donated. You really all are making such a difference to local children with life limiting and life threatening conditions. I hope you had a very enjoyable Christmas and that your new year is off to a very good start.

2018 was an amazing time for our charity, with our Care Quality Commission approval enabling us to open the hospice to the children who we care for and their families. We are delighted to have already welcomed children for over 100 visits. Whilst this is a tremendous milestone in the charity history and a time for celebration it is only the beginning and now the funding becomes even more crucial to ensure we continue to sustain and grow the services we provide and reach out to more of the 600 children across Berkshire and others in neighbouring counties that could benefit from our service. We celebrated all of this with our grand opening at the end of December, and were honoured that two of our patrons, Sir Michael Parkinson and Theresa May joined us to cut the ribbon and declare the hospice officially open!

We are looking forward to continuing our vital work in 2019, when will be furthering our fundraising to work towards opening our overnight beds, and growing our community and day-care services.

Your support makes a huge difference and we thank you so much for being a part of our journey.



W & M Youth Community Counselling logo

Many thanks for your generous donation of £225.00 please extend our gratitude to your congregation.

We continue to work hard to increase the support we are offering and to ensure that our counsellors work to the very highest of standards. We have now started an advocacy service which is growing fast. It is only down to the generosity of people like yourselves that we can continue to grow and offer more services. This donation will help us to carry on working appropriately and ethically.