How are we helping?

Even during these strange times, there’s still a lot of good work going on in our Church!

Kazunzu

Update October 2021

We already have a few volunteers expressing a desire to be part of a second team of volunteers from Trinity going out to Kazunzu in 2023! It would be great to start making plans so if you are interested or would like more information, please contact Marianne Pattison via the office phone number or email.

Despite the fact that, due to covid, no volunteer trips took place to Kazunzu last year, work has continued on the site. The local labourers have been building the community centre and are in the process of putting the roof on to the building. The plan is then to start work on the school on the site. This will enable the children who are living at Kazunzu to attend a local school rather than having to walk a great distance to the nearest one.

Eight houses have been built and furnished and a total of 58 people, 37 of whom are children,are living in these eight houses. Rather than just a “Mama” as originally planned, each house has a Mother and Father figure – some of the couples have children of their own who are living with them.

The two fish cages are in place and the tilapia (the local fish) are growing steadily. It is hoped they will be ready to be harvested in June or July. This will provide employment for the men living on site and help to make the project sustainable.

So although work hasn’t progressed as fast as originally envisaged, the work has continued and the site is developing, albeit a little slower than expected.

Having raised funds to send a team of volunteers from the church and also raised over £7000 to furnish and equip the two houses we built, as well as raising £1270 for the project from the sale of calendars, we are keen to maintain our links with Kazunzu.

Labelled with Love

          

The Labelled With Love team has had a busy time helping provide school uniforms for children returning to school after the summer break. Items go out to the children in packs with a handmade label attached from Trinity Church. Each girl’s pack contains 5 polo shirts or blouses, 2 skirts and 2 cardigans, and the boy’s pack contains 5 polo shirts or shirts, 2 pairs of trousers and 2 jumpers or sweatshirts. In some cases, we have been able to include tights, socks and pants. Some of our pre-loved items have also gone out into these packs and this all helps towards making sure the children have enough school clothing to see them through the school year. We have delivered 33 packs in total to Hallglen Food Pantry and Comely Park Primary School!

We have also been sent a wish list from Graeme High School to ask if we can help their children, whilst they also continue to try to raise funds for the clothing bank run in the school. We are pleased to have been able to help and have put together a box of both new and pre-loved items for which they are extremely appreciative

During the month of August, Asda very kindly put out a trolley advertising for donations of school wear, in the name of our church, and we collected items to the value of over £350. A big thank you goes to their Community Champion for the support given again this year.

And a massive thank you goes to you for your ongoing support of this project. If you would like to support us as we raise funds for winter jackets and boots, you can use this safe link to do so.

Please get in touch if you, or someone you know, needs help to provide school uniform or general clothing for their children. Your request will be treated confidentially. Phone 07942318993 or email the Church Office.

Labelled with Love is one of our Family Life Centre projects. It began in the summer of 2020 to help supply new school clothing for local families struggling to afford uniforms. In the colder weather, there was a need for winter jackets and footwear and these were also supplied. Items continue to be distributed through schools and other agencies as need arises and the ongoing support of the church is much appreciated. In addition, requests are sometimes received for general clothing for specific children and we aim to meet these needs with good quality second hand clothing if available. All of this is only possible thanks to the generosity and financial donations of church members and supporters.