Worth Abbey Parish supports the food banks run by the Trussell Trust. 1 in 5 people in the UK live below the official poverty line meaning that for them life is a dally struggle. For many people a sudden crisis of redundancy, benefit delay or even an unexpected bill can mean going hungry.
The parish collects donations of non-perishable food for the Crawley SVP and the Haywards Heath foodbank. Donations can be left in the bin in the porch of the Parish Office or in the baskets which are put out before the 5.00pm Vigil Mass on Saturday and the 9.30am Sunday Mass.
Outreach Peru is the development fund of Worth Abbey for Peru. It supports a range of health and social welfare projects in Lima and other parts of Peru.
St Vincent’s Community Shop, Broadfield, Crawley provides low cost goods and household items to disadvantaged individuals and families, offering a listening ear and, where appropriate, arranging visits to those most in need.
The shop now has a van available 2 days a week to collect donated items of furniture. Initially this is on a trial basis for 2 months. Anyone wishing to donate furniture should contact the Shop Manager, Maurizio, on 01293 517135.
If you would like to work as a volunteer in the shop, please enquire at 2, Pelham Place, Broadfield or phone 07500 484058 for an application form.