Wider World Group

World in Gods hand

The Wider World Group is a group of people with a passionate interest in making the world a better place through supporting various charities, both in the UK and overseas.  Its members organise fundraising events and collections of various kinds and have responsibility for distributing KMC’s annual charitable giving budget to a wide variety of good causes.  

In recent years we have supported: major disaster appeals via DEC, Uyogo/Kenilworth Friendship Link, MACS (Malawi), Karenni Student Development Programme (Myanmar), Jeel Al Amal School in Bethany, Zimbabwe Victim Support Fund, CORD (toilet twinning), Action for Children, Waverley Road Day Centre, Singing for the Brain (Alzheimer’s Society), Homewood (MHA), Doorway in Nuneaton, Coventry Refugee Centre, the Methodist Ministers’ Housing Society and some other Methodist Church national charitable funds as well as Kenilworth's Spring Playgroup and the Helping Hands Club.  You will find more information about many of these elsewhere on this page.  Two members of our group have close connections with Madagascar, leading KMC to host Madagascar Day, a conference for Malagasy people living and studying in the UK, along with those who have worked in Madagascar, and/or have a connection with Madagascar charities.  KMC is pleased to have been able to support Money for Madagascar (MfM) in recent years.

Other activities undertaken by members of the group include organising the annual Shoe Box Appeal for Samaritan’s Purse (Operation Christmas Child), the annual Christian Aid house to house collection, the annual Action for Children house to house collection, and the sending of Amnesty International Christmas cards to give hope to political prisoners.  Some members attend local UNA meetings to acquire and disseminate relevant information, and others champion Green issues and encourage us all to think about the impact of our individual actions on the wider world.