The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St. John Colchester

Registered Charity Number 1127854

Total raised
£11514.74 + £1198.04 Gift Aid = £12712.78
Fundraising
£9552.57
+ £741.25 Gift Aid
Donations
£1962.17
+ £456.79 Gift Aid

About The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St. John Colchester

We are a lively, vibrant Anglican church with a vision for ‘seeking God's kingdom, making disciples and transforming communities' in Colchester, the region and beyond. 


To find out more about SJC please follow the link: https://www.stjohnscolchester.org.uk/


Get fundraising!

If you'd like to run, swim, bake (or do anything else to raise some money), click the button below to get started. It's quick and easy to register and by doing so here at Wonderful.org, you can be sure that every penny raised will reach The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St. John Colchester.

Current fundraising pages

Romania 2019

Last year I had the opportunity to go on a volunteer trip to Romania to help a poverty stricken community as part of our church outreach. One of the project leads, Attila, has an incredible vision for this community - targeting employment, education and self-sustainability as areas he hopes will improve their quality of life and help them integrate into society. Our role in this vision was to build a barn to give the people of Apalina an area to store produce collected from their nearby farmland.
Part of the trip involved visiting and talking with families in the community, seeing the challenges faced by these people on a daily basis was incredibly humbling and heart-breaking. One encounter sticks out particularly for me. We met a family of three, a mother, son and daughter living in a leaky room marginally larger than a king-size bed. The mother was distraught because her daughter had a chest infection and they had been turned away by the doctors in the local town - a short walk away. The daughter was relying on a single strip of aspirin to help and the mother didn't know what to do. Between those of us visiting, we were carrying around 8 packets of paracetamol - needless to say we gave it all to Attila to administer as best he could.
Our church has agreed to partner with Attila and his team and is running another 3 trips this year with further trips planned over the course of the next 5 years. I am fortunate to be taking part on one of these trips and returning to Apalina to continue what we started. The first trip has already been out to begin this years project and you can hear them recount their experiences in the video below.
https://vimeo.com/342936983
Last year, we had to raise money to cover the cost of the building materials we used e.g. wood, rebar and cement, and this year is no different. Each person going is trying to raise ~£500 as part of the overall £16,000 goal across all 3 trips.
To this end, I am taking part in my first triathlon sprint (750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run) on the 27th of July. I would be grateful if you would consider donating to help the people of Apalina (and see me attempt a triathlon in the process). Any amount is hugely appreciated!
Thank youSimon

Simon Theodosius

  • Religion
Show all fundraising pages

Main partner

The Co-operative Bank are proud to be the main sponsorship partner of the Wonderful Organisation supporting charities to make a difference by ensuring 100% of donations go directly to doing good. Learn more about the Bank’s values and ethics.


Corporate sponsors

Our Sponsors support the platform in kind by providing access to commercial and professional services on a pro-bono basis; through staff secondment and access to volunteers; or by making financial contributions to cover our operating costs.

  • Powered by AWS Cloud Computing
  • Twilio logo
  • Whypay logo

What makes us wonderful?

We recognise the selfless commitment made by fundraisers who train for months to run marathons, face their fears by jumping out of aeroplanes or open their homes to the community for charity bakes and coffee mornings. We believe the charities they support should receive EVERY PENNY from their fundraising efforts.

We also believe that Gift Aid (a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers) should be directed IN FULL to the charities. This is why the Wonderful Organisation does not generate profit (or even cover costs) by deducting money from fundraisers' sponsors or Gift Aid contributions.

We are a non-profit organisation funded entirely by like-minded, philanthropic businesses. That's what makes us wonderful!

Stay informed

The Wonderful Organisation will only use the information you provide on this form to send you regular newsletter updates via email.

Copyright 2016-2019 © Wonderful Organisation
A Non-Profit Company Limited by Guarantee

Registered in England & Wales • Company Incorporation No: 9818383

Registered office: 5th Floor, Oxford Place, 61 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6EQ
Email: [email protected]

Use of the Wonderful website constitutes acceptance of our Terms, Conditions and Policies.