12 February, 2013
Helping a Community Church Project
Helping a Church reach out to their Community
Churches within the Newfrontiers family continue to be involved with social action ministry. One such church, New Life Church Milton Keynes, has recently formed a new charity in partnership with the YMCA and Milton Keynes Council that seeks to provide shelter for homeless people within the Milton Keynes area.
Milton Keynes Winter Night Shelter, as it is now known, approached Access Insurance to arrange the appropriate insurances for the project following the winter shelter article in our November 2012 e-newsletter.
Sharon Clark comments “Not only did we want to insure with a broker that understood Newfrontiers, we wanted to insure with a broker that understood charity and homeless issues. Access Insurance provided an excellent service and were very easy to work with.”
Each week since the start of December, Milton Keynes Winter Night Shelter provided 15 beds a night, every night of the week for people who would have otherwise been sleeping on the street. Through a dedicated team of volunteers, guests have received hot meals, access to washing facilities as well as a warm welcome by people who genuinely care for them.
If you are involved, or thinking of getting involved in social action projects, you should ensure that your insurers are fully aware of these activities as they are not automatically covered by Church policies. Should you require further information or advice on this, please contact Chris Bryant on 020 8651 7420.
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