April’s charity of the month - Spafford Children's Centre - has a Christ Church link! Lady Djemila Cope, a friend of Christ Church and wife of one of our bell ringers, is the granddaughter of its founder, Bertha Spafford Vester.
You can now donate through our collections in church on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, or go online to: https://spaffordcenter.org/supportus/donating-from-the-uk/ where you will have the option to add Gift Aid.
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Spafford Children’s Center was founded 1925 in the Old City of Jerusalem. It began as an orphanage but soon grew into a hospital for children in order to meet the medical needs of the day. With developments over the years and the complex political situation, SCC has changed its focus. It now runs an outpatient centre and has also developed a wide variety of other programmes including provision of remedial education to children with special needs, early Child Development, Speech Therapy, psycho drama, music, and cultural activities as wellas a summer camp. The centre has been much needed during the pandemic and is currently suffering, like so many charities, from a reduction in donations.