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Donate to the Church Times Train a Priest Fund and help feed a family

23 March 2018

SOMETIMES it does not take much to knock an ordinand’s family off kilter. Stephen has a young family, and when their cooker broke beyond repair, he applied for an emergency grant from the Church Times Train-A-Priest Fund.

All it took was a £250 contri­bution, and hot food was quickly back on the menu.

A small sum is quite often all it takes to set ordinands back on track — but with more ordinands in the system, there is an increasing number of applications to the TAP Fund.

Please help us meet them. Another £4000 came in last week, pushing the total above £23,000; but we hope to match the £67,000 raised last year.

Every penny of every donation will be made available to help ordinands cope with unforeseen emergencies. Your dona­tions have never been more needed.

How to give

GIVING online is easiest for many donors, and for us. Simply visit www.hymnsam.co.uk/train-a-priest.aspx. This is a secure page with clear instructions.

We also accept cheques, postal orders, cash, and charity cheques, which should be sent to: TAP Fund, Church Times, 13a Hellesdon Park Road, Norwich NR6 5DR. If you would like an acknowledgement, please enclose an SAE.

UK taxpayers can boost their gift by making a Gift Aid declara­tion. Please do this on our online donations page.

Spread the word

PLEASE encourage other people to give to TAP, too. A leaflet can be downloaded from the Church Times website; and we encourage churches to hold a collection or fund-raising effort.

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