800th Request Met As ACTS 435 Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary
Friday 6th July 2012The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is joining the celebrations for the second anniversary of the online charity ACTS 435 at General Synod today. Since its beginning, ACTS 435 has helped over 1500 people, with over £60,000 going directly to those who need it most. Dr Sentamu is Patron of the charity.
Across the country, Acts 435 is using the power of the internet and the generosity of the British people to tackle inequality and unfairness.
The Archbishop said: “This year we set ourselves a target of meeting 800 requests nationwide by July, in order to chime in with York’s 800th anniversary of becoming a city. It was a very ambitious target, but we have surpassed all expectations and hit that target with a month to spare. With God at your side, anything is possible!”
“It is important Christians reach out to those in need in practical ways. I have been encouraged by the generosity people are showing in tough times – when we see unfairness we should strive for justice. Our sense of fair play and generosity is what makes Britain great.”
Acts 435 is an online charity which allows people to donate to those in need via the internet. Requests are posted online from an advocate, who verifies the individual need and is based at a local church. For more information please visit www.acts435.org.uk
Acts 435 is ecumenical, with Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist and Independent Churches working alongside Anglican Churches.
The ACTS 435 Reception takes place this evening at the Lakeside Room T005 at York University 6-15-7.15pm on Friday 6 July 2012.
Please RSVP to Jenny Herrera (email@example.com)