PARTNER & SUPPORT
All support for the work of the Trust comes from local churches and individuals. We depend very much on our supporters for prayer and finance, and look on them as true partners in this work. There are three key ways that you can get involved.
Prayer underpins everything we do and we would really appreciate you joining us to pray for the work, schools, students and staff. Newsletters are issued regularly to provide updates which will enable you to pray more specifically for our work.
Why not join us at one of our termly 'Pray for Schools' events? See the 'News & Events' page for more details.
Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to our work and there are lots of different ways you can help, including -
Helping us in school with regular or one off activities
Joining our events team and helping to organise Pray for Schools and other supporter events
Offering admin support
Becoming a Church Rep to provide a link between your church and the Trust
Becoming a Trustee
I have worked with Andrea and other members of SVST for the past 7 years and it has been a joy to be involved with the young adults in the school. I find that no one session is like another, because different things are raised by the pupils themselves. Sometimes we see them just once, sometimes they attend for a couple of years and sometimes they are off and on for any length of time. Yet the relationships that are built are important and we still get hellos from older pupils if they see us. Why should you volunteer with SVST? Because it is fun, rewarding and it makes a difference to the young adults that we are privileged to meet.
- Rev Neil McLeod, Newport
I decided to help out at an SVST lunch club because I had some spare time. Also, I remember when I was in secondary school numerous assemblies from SVST and hearing about the lunch clubs, albeit I never went. Now as a Christian, I wanted to attend the club to share about my faith, help the children understand Christianity and share my experiences/knowledge. The club turned out to be more than that. I built rapport with the girls who came along and enjoyed hearing each week what they had been up to, often including some random and crazy things! It was refreshing when the following week, most were able to remember what we had been talking about the week before. Overall, it was a memorable experience with many laughs along the way.
- Millie Hollingsworth
We rely totally on donations from local churches and individuals to sustain the work of the Trust. If you would like to donate to help the work of SVST, any amount small or large would be greatly appreciated.
A one off gift of £11.25 provides It's Your Move books for 10 children
A one off gift of £15 funds a mentoring session for a young person
A one off gift of £40 covers the cost of 10 Rooted club sessions for 15 children
You can make a donation to us online through Stewardship by clicking here.
Alternatively, cheques made payable to Stort Valley Schools Trust can be sent to:
43 Leigh Drive
If you are a UK taxpayer, we can reclaim 25p for every £1 you donate through Gift Aid.
To download a Gift Aid form, please click here. Once you have completed the form, please return it to us at the above address. Thank you.