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Collecting Money


Operating under the Charitable status of the Church of England



On the first Friday of every month, we have a 'Get together Friday' event, with coffee, refreshments, games and fun! From 10:00 to 12:00 at St. Mary's Hall. 

£5 (or more!) gratefully received

St.Mary’s Hall, Udimore

TN31 6BB

The 4Charities team

Who we are

Previously known as the Brede and Udimore Overseas Group we operate as a Benefice charity with the aim of raising money for charitable purposes.


The group was founded over 60 years ago by Iris Laker of Udimore who, during a visit to Tanzania, was horrified to see so many deaf children as a result of the high incidence of measles.


On her return home she held coffee mornings to raise money for the Deaf in Tanzania and this was how the first charity was chosen.


The Rector at that time had worked in Papua New Guinea and so PNGCP became the second charity.


Donations were later received specifically for eye camps which led to supporting The Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind (currently known as Sightsavers).


These charities have been supported ever since.


The fourth charity has changed from time to time and is currently Freedom from Fistula.


Visit our website for more information!

The Four Charities

The charities chosen, are chosen because they provide vital support to communities in different countries and with different needs.

1. Tanzanear

Also known as Deaf in Tanzania are a UK charity dedicated in helping deaf people in Tanzania where deafness can lead to ostracisation

UK Charity ref: 1063647


The Papua New Guinea Church Partnership is a collaboration between seven Christian denominations and AUS aid to introduce peace and health activities in Papua New Guinea

Charity ref: ICO 1178290

3. Family Support Work

FSW helps families in Sussex to overcome their difficulties and prevent crisis. They support families struggling with issues such as poverty, ill health, learning difficulties, bereavement, family break-up and domestic abuse.

UK Charity ref: 243134

4. Freedom from Fistula

Freedom from Fistula helps women and girls who are injured and left incontinent following obstructed childbirth

UK Charity ref: SCO039493

The Team

The group is run by volunteers who freely give of their time and energy.

For more information contact:

Chair: Mrs. Liz Turgoose - 01424 882657

Treasurer - Judy Edwards - 01424 882201

Other Members:

Liz Heard, Steve Edwards, Angela Hayward, Rosemary Crouch,

Tony & Diane Hayes

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Dates for your diary

The group arranges various events during the year to raise funds for the four charities that the group support.  ALL the funds raised are distributed equally to each of these charities.


You are very welcome to any or all of the events whether or not you live in the area and whether or not you come to one of the churches. Watch our news section on the home page for upcoming events.


If you are unable to attend but would like to donate please contact Judy Edwards, Treasurer on 01424 882222 or email her at:

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