THE total given to TAP Africa has jumped from £16,900 to £22,800 in the past week. This is very encouraging, and we thank all who have donated.
We are still hoping for more, however, despite the extraordinary demands that life during a pandemic is making on people in the UK. For many Africans called into the ministry, life was challenging enough before the coronavirus came along. It does not take a stretch of the imagination to realise how much more difficult for them it now is.
Readers can donate to TAP Africa in the confidence that every penny they give will go to people training for the ministry in many of the poorest regions of Africa. The Church Times keeps back nothing to cover the administration of the TAP Fund, and we are fortunate
to have as our partners the Council of African Provinces of Africa (CAPA), with the approval of the Anglican Communion Office.
In previous years, the TAP Fund, which has hitherto been used to support ordinands in England, has benefited from donations made in the course of a whole year, including several legacies. Thus, although £22,000 is lower than the average annual total of about £60,000, it is still a substantial amount to have raised in less than two months.
The TAP Africa appeal continues until Pentecost. Please consider making a donation, if you have not already. Even a modest amount will be appreciated by an African ordinand.
Finally, please remember TAP in your will. Any stipulation about where you would like a legacy to be used will be honoured.
How to donate to the TAP Fund
Every penny you can give goes to ordinands in Africa who face financial difficulty, to support them as they complete their training. Nothing is retained to cover administrative expenses.
Donate online quickly and securely: www.hymnsam.co.uk/donations/tap-fund/
Or you can give by cheque or charity voucher. Please make cheques payable to: “The TAP Fund” and send to:
TAP Fund, Church Times, Hymns Ancient & Modern, 13a Hellesdon Road, Norwich NR6 5DR
If you are a UK payer of income or capital gains tax, a payment by Gift Aid means that the Church Times, through the Hymns Ancient & Modern charity, can recover 25p for every £1 that you give.
If your donation is eligible for Gift Aid, please include a completed TAP Gift Aid form with your cheque. You can also opt for Gift Aid when making an online donation.