The Gift of Years Rugby Fundraising
The Gift of Years Rugby is a team of Chaplains and volunteers from the local churches who serve in residential care homes for older people in the Rugby area. We offer pastoral, spiritual and end of life care to residents, services of worship, activities and social interaction as well as emotional support for relatives and staff.
Our face to face activities were stopped in March 2020 when the care homes went into lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As you can imagine it has been a difficult and lonely time for residents isolated and cut off from their families and loved ones and a very stressful time for staff and managers.
The Gift of Years team did not want to abandon the care homes during this very challenging time and so have been serving them remotely in a variety of ways: - producing services of worship on You Tube, video and telephone calls, letters and cards, gifts and messages from our friends in the churches and gifts and cards to encourage the staff. We have also supported relatives and taken funeral services.
The Gift of Years are now preparing ourselves to go back into care homes as they begin to open their doors to us once again. However, we find ourselves in a difficult place financially as like many charities our main funding streams have dried up. For this reason, we need your help to be able to continue our mission and service to the care homes.
• Have you had a family member living in a care home and would have loved them to have the support of a chaplain visiting them?
• Would you like to see opportunities for worship within care homes?
• Would you like to know that people at the end of their lives are receiving spiritual support and care?
• As you become older yourself would you want to be able to continue to practise your faith if you went to live in a care home?
• Would you want the church to still be there for you when you are older?
If you have answered “Yes” to any of these questions perhaps you would consider supporting The Gift of Years Rugby to continue our ministry to older people in care homes.
We are looking for people who would be willing to give either a one off or regular donation to support the work of The Gift of Years Rugby.
Details of how to make a donation, standing order forms and Gift Aid Declarations can be found on our website:
click on ‘Contact us.’
Or contact me directly.
The Gift of Years Rugby
Thank you very much for considering this appeal and we look forward to hearing from you.
God bless you all
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