YFC Christmas Appeal

Christmas Appeal

This year our Christmas Appeal is for Gloucestershire Youth for Christ.

GYFC exists to see young people changed by Jesus. In after schools clubs, Christian Unions, mentoring sessions and assemblies, GYFC aims to introduce young people to Jesus. The young people they mentor are facing real challenges.

The GYFC team are there to support and guide them. Over the Advent period, they are working with several churches, including us, to provide hampers to those who are living in food poverty.

In the period July-September 2020, 14.6% of young people were unemployed, GYFC are working to establish a mentoring service for unemployed young people to help with CV and application writing, interview skills, functional skills, gaining work experience and support starting work and budgeting. Part of this journey will involve looking at purpose, hopes and dreams and identity. GYFC want to see young people find employment, but also to encounter Jesus.

To give to the GYFC Christmas Appel:

By Cheque

Payable to: ‘PCC of St Mary with St Matthew Cheltenham’ and send to the church office marking it ‘Christmas Appeal’. Please let us know if you would like us to claim Gift Aid on your donation.

By Bank Transfer

Through online or telephone banking to the PCC bank account at HSBC Bank
Account Name: PCC of St Mary with St Matthew Cheltenham
Account Number: 50649236
Sort Code: 40-17-10
Please use ‘Christmas Appeal’ as a reference and let us know if you would like us to claim Gift Aid on your donation.

Give by phone or on-line via DONATE:



Text / SMS donations
To donate £1, text CRBN04 to 70201
To donate £3, text CRBN04 to 70331
To donate £5, text CRBN04 to 70970
To donate £10, text CRBN04 to 70191
You will have the option to add Gift Aid to your donation via DONATE.

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