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Southwell Christian Aid Committee

Group contact

Lesley McKenzie

Email: SouthwellChristianAidCommittee@gmail.com

Tel: 07834 184 844

Southwell Christian Aid Committee

The Committee is ecumenical and currently has 8 members, representing five of Southwell’s Churches. We work together to coordinate Christian Aid’s annual door to door collection during Christian Aid Week 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 May.

 

In 2023 £6129 was sent to Christian Aid.  Part of this total came from our Churches Together Lent Lunch. But most of the funds were raised through our Christian Aid Week Just Giving Page in May and the generous donations to the envelopes posted through every door by our volunteers.

 

This support will help create long-term change for people living in poverty and will support poor farmers in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world. Not only hit hard by worldwide soaring costs of food and essential items, the climate crisis has also left farmers struggling against drought, floods, storms, and failing harvests.

 

Also at this time Christian Aid is continuing its work with the poorest and most vulnerable people in the Middle East providing humanitarian relief to Palestinian refugees. Christian Aid is actively exploring ways in which it might also support Israeli civilians who have been directly impacted by the violence.

 

At the moment the Committee is busy organising our fund-raising for 2024. The annual Christian Aid Lent Lunch, Act on Poverty, will be held on Sunday 25th February at 12.45 for 1pm in The Minster State Chamber. Do join us and enjoy a super selection of homemade soups, bread, cheese & fruit and fun quiz. Tickets, £6/person, are now on sale from church reps, or by emailing or telephoning the Group Contact.

 

Christian Aid Week will take place from 12th - 18th May 2024. 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.

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