Rainbow of Hope is a Christian Charity based in Cardiff. They work with homeless people, vulnerable families and others in need, 365 days a year.
We support the charity through our Harvest Festival each Autumn. We are pleased to be partnered by Ysgol Trelyn as well. The tables are always full by the end of the Harvest week!
The "Rainbow Box" stays out in the church all year, so that we can send gifts to Cardiff at other times too.
As of 2017 there are over 200 people a week accessing the centre at Broadway, Cardiff each week. The charity organises English language classes, Bible Studies, and also offers free legal advice and debt counselling from qualified professionals who give their time to support the work.
The charity also works on the streets. It runs a nightly soup kitchen in the city centre every night of the year. Find out more here
ECR works with some of the poorest families in Romania. They have all been affected by HIV Aids, through contaminated blood transfusions. These families rely on ECR for support. The vision is led by Paul, originally from Blackwood. ECR demonstrates the gospel of Christ - each one is precious, each one is loved, and with God there is always hope.
Thanks to the help of Paul and the team, families have an improving quality of life, increased opportunities, including the chance of employment. Some of the children have become young adults. Some of the young adults are now becoming parents themselves - to children born free of HIV Aids...
The church takes part in a sponsored walk each summer at Bryn Bach Park in Tredegar. Over the winter period we have an “Honesty Table” in church, where people place unwanted gifts & other items. Anyone who likes what they see can leave a donation and take the item home.
ECR has two Charity Shops - one next to the Post Office in Fleur-de-Lys and the other in Cefn Fforest. The shops are entirely manned by volunteers, meaning that all proceeds can go directly to support the work in Romania. Find out more here
We have been able to make several financial gifts to IOCC over the last few years. This first came about after seeing the impact of the financial crisis on the people of Greece. Since then many people have crossed the Mediterranean to escape conflict in Syria & elsewhere.
IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) helps in very practical ways – they organise education for children in refugee camps – they help to heat orphanages in Greece – they help farmers to return to their rural way of life and make a living after losing everything in the cities. Find out more here
Ebenezer sends a monthly gift to the work of Open Doors. The charity was started in 1955 by Brother Andrew, also known as “God’s Smuggler” – he took Bibles to countries behind the “Iron Curtain” where Christianity was banned.
The charity continues to support Christians and churches in countries around the world where they are persecuted.