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At St Martin's we try to support those less well off than ourselves. We do this through a wide variety of fund raising activities, collections, donating part of our income and also by giving of our time and skills. Charities and related organisations supported by St Martin's include:

Organisation What Does the Organisation do? How do we support them?
Blythswood  Blythswood Care combines the Christian message with practical help for those in need at home and abroad, regardless of their political or religious beliefs or ethnic origins. The Beehive support Blythswood through the collection of clothes, furniture and other items no longer required by us and by making new items at their monthly meetings
The Children's Society A children's charity who help children of all faiths and none, including children at risk on the streets, disabled children, young refugees, young carers or those within the youth justice system. The collections from the Christingle service are donated.
Christian Aid Christian Aid seeks to alleviate poverty and injustice. It works mainly in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America. As part of Christian Aid Week each May we organise street collections and donate the Sunday collection.
Church Army Sharing faith through words and action to transform lives by making Jesus famous Part of our annual income is donated.
Church Urban Fund Brings the Church together to support Christians called to work with the poorest and most marginalised in England, transforming lives. A collection is donated each year.
Guildford Action

Guildford Action provides services and support for all those who are disadvantaged. Guildford Action runs a Drop-in Centre which acts as a safe place (access to Doctor/Nurse, Laundry, Showers, subsidised food) for those who are or have been homeless and those who are disadvantaged or in need. Guildford Action for Families runs community drop-in sessions within the families own areas, which gives parents/ carers practical advice and support with a multitude of problems that they might face in the bringing up of children.  

Guildford is perceived as an affluent area, but many areas within the borough are some of the poorest in the country. This makes the divide between rich and poor even wider in our community.

Our 2011 Christmas Collections were donated to Guildford Action.
Guildford Cathedral Guildford Cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Guildford Part of our annual income is donated.
Horsley Care Provides transport for people  who would otherwise be unable to attend doctors, dentist, hospital or other medical related appointments Members of St Martin's run the scheme and act as drivers.
Leatherhead Night Shelter A short term, emergency access hostel for single people with support needs. Part of our annual income is donated.
The Royal British Legion Provides welfare to the whole Armed Forces family - serving, ex-Service and their dependants. It also campaigns on issues affecting Service people, is the custodian of Remembrance, runs the Poppy Appeal and is one of the UK's largest membership organisations. The collection from the annual remembrance service is donated
Operation Mobilisation Working in every region of the world and on every ocean, via an ocean-going ship, Operation Mobilisation seeks to demonstrate and proclaim the love of God. Part of our annaul income is donated.
USPG An Anglican mission agency focussed on sustaining relationships between churches and supporting partners in growing the church’s capacity for mission, particularly through leadership development and health work. Part of our annual income is donated.
Water Aid

An international non governmental organisation whose's mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communties.

St Martin's has supported Water Aid for many years through specific collections