Crowborough Charity’s Covid Emergency Fund

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World in Need living waters children water pump
Village in Mukono District – Central Uganda – close to the World in Need project in Buikwe

Crowborough-based Christian charity, World in Need, hopes to hit £100,000 with their emergency appeal to help protect vulnerable families from coronavirus after a phenomenally generous response by local supporters.

The charity works in some of the poorest countries in Africa and Asia. The founder of the charity lived in Crowborough and they were offered use of an old church building in the town as an office. World in Need believe in “Practical Mission” – they help the poor, the sick and those in need of education. And they share the love and good news of Jesus.


We’re overwhelmed by public response to the needs of our centres, who are all in desperate situations as a result of Covid.

We impact the lives of thousands of children and families in the most desperate of situations every month and it’s absolutely amazing and all down to the good hearts of local people, that in just a few months we’ve already raised over £45,000. And the number keeps rising. We really can’t thank donors enough, and we’re very optimistic about hitting target and helping even more communities in need.

Rob Holmes


With no other source of income except donations and child sponsorship, World in Need has been able to send additional funds to buy life-saving food and medical supplies for their projects. Funds also support specific church and community initiatives across 13 centres, including access to fresh water, food provision, and the sponsorship of more than 350 children, who are rescued from a life of desperate poverty and squalid conditions.


These young people are given hope for the future with education, along with hot food, medical care and safe housing. And this fund is helping us go further than ever before to support and make a difference. We feel it’s important for our local community to know there is positive news through this intensely difficult time, and that the support they are giving is quite literally changing, and saving lives. We really wanted to say thank you for putting us on target and making all this happen.

Rob Holmes

For more information about World in Need and to make a donation, look at their website worldinneed.org.uk or speak to a member of their team on 01892 669834.

World in Need school class with donated shoes and clothes
Project: World in Need Central Uganda in Buikwe – The Maranatha School Headmistress and some of the children (World in Need have over 500 there) receiving some new school uniforms.
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