19 posts about Appeal on this blog
Friday 7 December 2012, 15:09
As soon as I was instituted as vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square six months ago, this was something I knew I needed to do. If I was going to speak publicly about these issues I needed to know what sleeping outside felt like.
Friday 30 November 2012, 16:11
Some of Radio 4's best known voices will be taking shifts with the phone team at St Martin-in-the-Fields on Trafalgar Square.
Thursday 29 November 2012, 12:45
We are fortunate enough to have somewhere to live, which is one of the reasons why we support the St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal by making and selling Christmas puddings.
Saturday 4 February 2012, 22:20
The Radio 4 Appeal has got off to a flying start in 2012. The first four charities of the New Year have together raised over £50,000.
So I just wanted to say a big thank you to our listeners.
I also wanted to share the feedback...
Friday 6 January 2012, 16:36
Ed's note: This is another amazing record year for the Christmas Appeal. Here's the latest news from Radio 4's Sally Flatman and Sophie Balaam from the Connection at St Martin's. Find out more about the appeal and you can still make a donation on the Radio 4 website - PM.
Saturday 3 December 2011, 12:32
Ed's note: The Radio 4 Christmas Appeal starts this Sunday. You can hear from people helped by previous appeals in Sally's last blog post. Details of how to donate can be found here - PM
If you phone us to give a donation on Sunday - we promise we won't play you music whilst you wait to give! You...
Sunday 9 January 2011, 08:16
Editor's note. We've published several photographs from the homeless photographers group at St Martin-in-the-Fields since the Christmas Appeal started. This snowy scene by Blodeuwed really emphasises how hard this Winter has been for homeless people. If you haven't made a donation yet, you can do so...
Thursday 23 December 2010, 13:06
We were planning to update you on the Christmas Appeal as we did last year on the 12th day of Christmas but we couldn't resist sharing our news. We are almost at last year's record total of £900,000 and it is not yet even christmas and as you will see from the picture - there is still a lot of post...
Friday 10 December 2010, 07:58
Editor's note: Sally Flatman, producer of all the Radio 4 Appeal programmes, brings us news from St Martin's. Make your own donation to the appeal on the Radio 4 web site - SB.
We've had an amazing start to this year's appeal - on Sunday, taking calls in London and Belfast from 8am till 10pm we received...
Wednesday 8 December 2010, 20:04
You always feel nervous at 7.55am when you are waiting for the Vicar's Radio 4 Christmas Appeal to go out on air - will the phones really start ringing any second. But I need not have worried, our Radio 4 listeners don't let us down - they were ringing to give to this the 84th annual appeal all day on...
Sunday 5 December 2010, 07:30
Have you ever wondered who will be on the end of phone when you ring up to give to the Radio 4 St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal? Well if you hear the bells in the background you are through to the offices of St Martins in Trafalgar square where volunteers will answer the phones all day on...
Friday 3 December 2010, 15:07
Editor's note: this blog post begins with a slideshow made by homeless photographer Jamie Winter, a member of a photography group run by The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields - SB
I once edited a Radio 4 debate about homelessness... We based it in the heart of London near Shaftesbury Avenue. The platform...
Thursday 18 November 2010, 10:00
Editor's note. You can make a donation to this year's Radio 4 Christmas Appeal on the St Martin-in-the-Fields web site - SB
The service at St Martin-in-the-Fields for homeless people who have died in the past year never fails to move me. During the service the names of those who have died are read out...
Thursday 6 May 2010, 15:37
Editor's note: last year listeners gave over £1.5 Million to the weekly Radio 4 Appeals. Here, producer Sally Flatman highlights this week's appeal, from Muriel Gray - SB
Please take 5 minutes to listen to Muriel Gray talking about a wonderful charity called Contact a Family. Listeners' donations to...
Saturday 13 March 2010, 18:24
Last year the Radio 4 Appeal raised over £1.5 million for 52 different charities. For over 80 years, charities have had the chance to make a direct appeal to the listeners every Sunday morning. If we had kept an autograph book of the presenters over those decades - it would be a great read!
Wednesday 6 January 2010, 16:33
I remember 5 years ago - after my first Radio 4 Christmas at the helm - being amazed when I was told how much money listeners gave to the Radio 4 Christmas Appeal (for the work of St Martin-in-the-Fields with homeless and vulnerable people across the UK). I knew of the existence of the Appeal (it has...
Thursday 3 December 2009, 11:08
At 0800 every day (0900 on Saturday) you'll find a small group of people at morning prayer in the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields at Charing Cross.
Amongst the worshippers you'll see homeless men and women from The Connection at St Martin's, an independent homeless charity operating on the site of St...
Friday 20 November 2009, 18:56
Back to Trafalgar Square for another year, in a strange flat limbo between the departure of the last Antony Gormley plinth-person and the arrival of the big Christmas tree. This time last year - as right now - I was involved in the Radio 4 Christmas appeal, for the work of St Martin-in-the-Fields with...
Tuesday 6 October 2009, 10:59
The Today programme finished a few minutes early this morning so that the network could fit in one of its occasional Disasters Emergency Committee appeals - this one for the people of Indonesia, The Philippines and Vietnam affected by last week's typhoon and earthquake. You can listen again to the appeal...
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