This year's Diocesan Lent Appeal aims to raise awareness of the tremendously important work of the Chichester Diocesan Association for Family Support Work (FSW) across the diocese and help to realise the target it has set itself - to see a support worker in every part of Sussex within five five years.
Bishop Martin is the patron of FSW and has been very much involved in supporting the charity’s focus for the next five years.
A strong family for every Child in Sussex is the single aim of FSW, set up to support those at the margin of society, those least able to support themselves, those who are most at risk of slipping through the safety net.
FSW Director, Martin Auton-Lloyd, said: "I'm delighted to be the recipient of the Diocesan Lent appeal this year.
"As we start on a programme of growth over the next 5 years to meet the needs of the families in Sussex with a vision of our Family Support Practitioners covering the whole of the Diocese.
"The holistic nature of our work, supporting both children and parents, and the long-term nature of the work means that we make lasting changes to their lives."
The charity will invest £200,000 in income-generating activities over a two-year period to achieve the target it has set itself - to see a Support Worker for every part of Sussex within 5 years. Please help FSW with this much-needed work to ensure these families have the best start in life.
Parishes can send their donations directly to FSW. Bank details as follows:
Account Name: Chichester Diocesan Association for Family Support Work Ltd
Sort Code: 20 12 75
Account Number: 40257133
Please quote reference CDLA together with the parish name and place.