Email: Lesley McKenzie
Tel: 01636 814721
Thank you for all your continuing support!
Every May in Christian Aid Week, over 100 volunteers from Southwell and the villages of Edingley, Fiskerton, Halam, Morton, Normanton and Upton collect door to door to support Christian Aid’s work in 37 countries across the world. Last year, with your support, Churches Together Southwell Christian Aid Committee raised over £8120 to support the charity.
This Christian Aid Week due to the Coronavirus Pandemic there was no door to door collection. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and volunteers we raised £1782 during Christian Aid Week through our Just Giving Page. In addition individuals who had booked tickets for our annual Lent Lunch which also had to be cancelled donated their ticket money, raising a further £290. Consequently £2072 in all has been donated to Christian Aid in 2020 so far.
These funds will help Christian Aid’s response to the coronavirus outbreak in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. Currently working together with partners and faith leaders, Christian Aid is informing people about the risks, offering vital hygiene training, equipping health facilities with supplies, and providing food packages to the most marginalized families.
Unfortunately funds for this work are greatly reduced this year, and Coronavirus is revealing even more the problems which the world’s poor face. A Christian Aid report shows that 40% of the global population, which is some 3 billion people, do not have access to a basic hand-washing facility at home. It points out that in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa’s fourth most populous country, only 4 per cent of households have a basic hand washing facility at home. Times are desperate.
Consequently we are launching another fund raising event. For the whole of September and during part of Creation Time, supporters from Southwell & local Villages will be walking, running and cycling The Camino de Santiago de Compostela VIRTUALLY.
It will be a full month of pilgrimage and prayer, with a few pounds raised for the work of Christian Aid along the way. Everyone is welcome to join us and if you would like to walk the miles with us please send contact details to SouthwellChristianAidCommittee@gmail.com or ring Lesley on 01636 814721 by Monday 31st August. More details about the route and activities coming soon!