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Operating under the Charitable status of the Church of England

Previously known as the Brede and Udimore Overseas Group we operate as a Benefice charity with the aim of raising money for charitable purposes.


The group was founded over 60 years ago by Iris Laker of Udimore who, during a visit to Tanzania, was horrified to see so many deaf children as a result of the high incidence of measles.


On her return home she held coffee mornings to raise money for the Deaf in Tanzania and this was how the first charity was chosen.


The Rector at that time had worked in Papua New Guinea and so PNGCP became the second charity.


Donations were later received specifically for eye camps which led to supporting The Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind (currently known as Sightsavers).


These charities have been supported ever since.


Sightsavers is now too large to meet our criteria of knowing where every penny we raise goes and so we are looking for another charity.  If you know of one please let Liz Turgoose know so that we can discuss it at our next  meeting.

The fourth charity has changed from time to time and is currently Freedom from Fistula.


The group is run by volunteers who freely give of their time and energy.

For more information contact:


   Liz Turgoose - 01424 882657 or email:  


   Judy Edwards - 01424 882222 or email:

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