Fundraising News 2021

News from events run in 2021

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Mission Giving

Before the end of 2021, following a decision by the PCC, 10% of general giving to the church was donated to home and overseas charities, and food vouchers to needy local families. These donations have been 10% of general giving in the past, and the PCC decided to maintain that level of giving, thus sending £6,630 as charitable donations. 

The breakdown of this Mission Giving was as follows:
- The Bible Society £660
- Church Army £660
- The Children’s Society £330 
- Christian Aid £1320
- Chichester District Foodbank £750
- Embrace the Middle East £660
- Food vouchers (for local families) £600
- The Leprosy Mission £660
- Stonepillow £990

December/ Christmas 2021 collections

Stonepillow (update 16/1/2022)

Stonepillow logo - helping homeless peopleThank you to all who supported the wet evening of Carols in the Square, when we raised £380.19 for charity Stonepillow, which 'supports and empowers homeless and vulnerable people to achieve sustainable independence and wellbeing'. A great result!



The Children’s Society    

The Children's Society logoThere was a retiring collection at the Crib Service, and collection plate on Sunday morning, 19 December 2021 for anyone wishing to donate by cash or cheque. Collections were also directed to the charity directly on its website


Christian Aid    

Christian Aid logo - white text on red arrowThe work of this charity was promoted again in December. The option for online donations to Christian Aid's Christmas Appeal were highlighted. The parish supports the work of this organisation throughout the year. 



Christmas Fair 2021 recap

This seasonal event returned on the morning of Saturday 4 December 2021. Thank you for all who helped and supported this event. The total raised so far is £1,353.20 (as at 19 December 2021).

Thanks especially to stall holders and to organisers Karen Doye and Jane W. Elisabeth B thanked those who had given baskets and small containers for bulbs to be planted to sell at the Fair. Thanks to everyone who gave donations or homemade items, new gifts, raffle prizes and more. 


November 2021

Royal British Legion (update 5/12/2021)

Our collections on Remembrance Sunday totalled more than £800, including Gift Aid and this sum will be added to the money collected in Westbourne this year.

Stonepillow (update 14/11/2021)

October 2021's collection of goods at the back of the church were all delivered and gratefully received. Thank you so much to all who place items in the boxes. The next delivery will be in December. How about adding a few treats, such as special biscuits or tins of meat, as well as the socks and pants we regularly donate at this time. All will be welcome as always.

Christian Aid (update 14/11/2021)

It feels so good to share with you the amazing news that 2021 Christian Aid Week donations have peaked at more than five million pounds! What a surprise and delight, against all odds in these strange times. This is thanks to churches, volunteers and communities across the UK and Ireland including us in Westbourne. Thank You Robina Richter.


October 2021

Memorial Exhibition and Sale of Cyril and Jane Shutler’s Art Work (October 2021)

This was held in the Parish Hall on 23 and 24 October 2021, in aid of the Westbourne Church Restoration Trust. Thanks to Singers, bell ringers, servers, coffee makers, those who sorted, counted, exhibited, transported, bought pictures and books, chatted and reminisced; people who shared their homes, time and giftings. Wendy wrote: "it was overwhelming, and I’m sure Jane and Cyril would have been delighted. A special thanks to Robina Richter, who gave such time and energy to organising and running the exhibition so well."

Robina added: "The weekend was a great success as family visitors, old friends and many villagers came to the service and dropped into the exhibition in the hall.
Stories and memories of Jane and Cyril’s lives were shared. Many enjoyed viewing and recalling the scenes of Westbourne. 

Westbourne Church Restoration Trust. By 31 October, the fundraising from the exhibition had reached £2,300.The Shutler family has written to express their deep gratitude to the people of Westbourne for giving their parents such a lovely “send-off”: preachers and prayers, reminisced over past events depicted in the pictures and posters. The family are delighted that most of the 120 pictures went and to people from the village, as well as raising more than £2,000 for Westbourne Church Restoration Trust. Thanks to the family for their generous donation of pictures, to the 40 plus helpers and all who came to support the event.

Harvest 2021

UK Harvest logo - yellow van with food images overlaid in blackThis year’s Harvest goods (any edible food that is within it’s ‘Use by’ date) were picked up from the church by our partner organisation UK Harvest.

UK Harvest was delighted with the large contribution of goods which they collected following Harvest Services at the Church and Westbourne School. UK Harvest, serves the areas of Chichester and West Sussex: delivering goods to ‘not for profit organisations across the South Coast’. To donate money rather than goods, please donate at its website The contact number for the organisation is 01243 696940 and there is more information at


September 2021

Raising money for Sanctuary

Logo for Sanctuary in Chichester

Retiring Collections from Westbourne Church services in September 2021 were donated to the Sanctuary in Chichester, which is a charity helping families in the area who have recently arrived from Afghanistan. All money given at retiring collections at services today will go to support their work.

If you were unable to attend church, you may wish to make an online donation direct to their bank - the details are: Account Name: SANCTUARY IN CHICHESTER, Sort Code: 20-20-62, Account No: 13110397 or send a cheque payable to 'Sanctuary in Chichester' to Sanctuary in Chichester, East Pallant House, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TY.

For more information visit


Ride & Stride: 11 September 2021 

Blue shield logo for Sussex Historic Churches Trust

The 2021 Sussex Ride & Stride took place on the 11 September and our churches were registered for participants to visit. Parishioners also volunteered to be welcomers at the churches to greet riders and walkers. The event is organised annually by Sussex Historic Churches Trust. If you took part and have a write-up or pictures which could be used, let us know.

The Ride & Stride national event encourages walkers and cyclists to be sponsored to visit Churches and Chapels across the county and adjoining ones. Any money raised is split  between Sussex historic churches, chapels and meeting houses and your local Church. 

Sussex Ride and Stride.


August 2021

Patronal Festival 2021

This took place on 28 and 29 August 2021. The Church Summer Fete was replaced by a village tea on Saturday 28 August 2021. Thanks to everyone who came to support it. We raised more than £1,900 at our Village Tea & Patronal Festival (including Gift Aid on donations), and just over £500 has been sent to Sanctuary in Chichester for their work with Afghan refugees. Thank you for your support.


July 2021

Garage Sale at the Rectory, 31 July 2021

Thank you to those who have supported this event towards church funds.


May 2021

Christian Aid events held in 2021 in Westbourne

Christian Aid envelopes 
This year between 10 to 16 May 2021, we were able to recommence the delivery of Christian Aid envelopes around the village. However, it was delivery only, with donations in an envelope returned to a central place.

Quiz Night! 7.30pm on Friday 14 May 2021 - This online fun social evening was a chance to meet old and new friends. 

Plant Stall! 9.30am - 2.00pm, Saturday 22 May 2021 on the Rectory Lawn. Co-ordinator Robina R.

A few other ways to donate to Christian Aid charity if you wish: 

• Online one-off donation or you can choose to make a monthly gift via online  direct debit. There are also arrangements for gift aiding your money. Go to the  Christian Aid Website and tick the donate button

• By sending a cheque direct to Christian Aid, 35-41 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7RL 


Easter 2021 events

Easter photographic competition

This really captured the imagination of parishioners, especially while we are all unable to meet in the church. 

Lots of wonderful entries. Winners of the Easter photographic competition

Easter 2021 competition information - lots of ways to take part [PDF opens in a new window]


January 2021 events

Scavenger Hunt

Thanks to everyone who supported this fundraising scavenger hunt on 23 January 2021 from 7pm.

The idea of the game was that participants found the items commonly found in our homes, in the spirit of a treasure hunt. Each round was themed and contestants had to find the items within a set time. Anyone living at each home was able to join a team to take part.

After an hour and half of the game and lots of laughter and chat inbetween, contestants were able to enjoy a much deserved sit down and look forward to putting all the items away. A paper hat competition also took place with some wonderful entries being created during the evening. Due to its popularity, we hope to hold another event like this later in the year. The original poster.

Thanks to everyone who supported the events in 2020 including the alternative fete consisting of a name the teddy, summer quiz, and a plant sale.

Previous fundraising events

Links to news from fundraising events in previous years can be found at:

Read about some of the amazing fundraisers to raise money for the churches and other good causes in previous years. If you have photographs depicting previous events we can use on these pages or about the good causes you would like to share, let us know.

Fundraising 2020 News

Fundraising 2019 News

Fundraising 2018 New

Fundraising 2017 News

Fundraising 2016 News

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