In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Ascension Trust is pleased to be able to partner with Her Excellency Karen-Mae Hill, the High Commissioner of Antigua and Barbuda and the Antigua and Barbuda High Commission in raising funds for the relief efforts in Barbuda. The High Commission has recognised Ascension Trust as one of the official charities for the collection of relief funds.

As well as praying for the lives decimated by the hurricane we want to offer practical help in rebuilding the island of Barbuda and hope that you can join us both in prayer and raising funds towards this effort.

“At this challenging time our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected. We are really pleased to be working with the diaspora and others to provide the fastest and most effective short-term and long-term relief.” (Her Excellency Karen-Mae Hill, High Commissioner of Antigua and Barbuda)

“In such deeply challenging times, the people of Antigua and Barbuda can be assured that they have brothers and sisters and friends who will be standing with them and will do everything in their means to help them in a very practical way. We will be holding them up in our prayers as well as helping practically.” (Rev Cannon Les Isaac OBE)

Note to editors:

Ascension Trust is a Christian inter-denominational organisation established in 2003 with a passion to mobilise the Church to make a positive contribution to society and to improve the quality of life of the disadvantaged and vulnerable and to be ‘salt and light’ in local communities, cities and the nation.

Ascension Trust is the governing body for a number of church-led initiatives, the most well-known of which is Street Pastors. Ascension Trust also serves communities through initiatives such as Prayer Pastors, School Pastors, Rail Pastors, Response Pastors and Urban Youth Mission.

Combining the skills and professional expertise of likeminded Christians and non-Christians, Ascension Trust’s aim is to develop and implement practical and effective strategies to transform lives. We also aim to continue mobilising and training volunteers to serve communities and work with the marginalised in society, to increase our impact in communities and help create savings for the public purse. Our motto is “Equipping to Serve”.

Ascension Trust: Charity No. 1127204

Rev Canon Les Isaac OBE
Ascension Trust

Dawn Martin
Legal & Policy Officer
Ascension Trust