Email: Lesley McKenzie
Tel: 01636 814721
The Committee is ecumenical and currently has 6 members, representing four of Southwell’s Churches. We work together to co-ordinate Christian Aid’s annual door to door collection both in Southwell and the surrounding villages. The representatives of the churches act as contact points for more than 100 volunteers who collect and count donations every year. In 2017 £7669 was sent to Christian Aid.
Christian Aid Week 14th – 20st May 2017 was the 60th anniversary of Christian Aid. Formed to support the work of British & Irish churches with refugees in the aftermath of the Second World War, the particular focus this year was refugees.
Today, 65 million people across the globe have fled their homes because of disasters and conflicts. Many have endured years of insecurity. Christian Aid Week remains a massive movement of people, uniting 20,000 churches to demonstrate Jesus’ justice. Christian Aid remains unwavering in its efforts to bring security and comfort to people who have had to leave their homes and find themselves stranded in refugee camps when borders are closed. Monies raised are used to advocate policies that protect refugees and to help them on the ground.
Throughout the year we also co-ordinate lobby campaigns by various Aid Organizations, and supply alternative Gift Catalogues at Christmas. Each year we organize a Hunger Lunch for Christian Aid during Lent, and in 2018 this will take place on Sunday 18th March.
New delegates on the Committee and new volunteers to collect or count during Christian Aid Week or help with our events are always needed and can be sure of a warm welcome.