Email: Lesley McKenzie
Tel: 01636 814721
The Committee is ecumenical and currently has 7 members, representing four of Southwell’s Churches. We work together to coordinate 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 2019 £8120 was sent to Christian Aid to support its work with mothers in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is the world’s most dangerous place to become a mother. Every day 10 women die from giving birth. Communities struggle with clinics which have no electricity, poor facilities for antenatal care and delivery and poor access to qualified healthcare.
Thanks to the generosity of all our local supporters, Christian Aid and its partner RADA in Sierra Leone will be able to build more suitable clinics and provide equipment for safe care. Such funds will enable education in basic healthcare and support the work of local midwives.
At the moment the Committee is busy organizing our fund-raising for 2020. The annual Christian Aid Lent Lunch will be held on Sunday 15th March in The Minster State Chamber. Do join us and enjoy a super selection of homemade soups, bread, cheese & fruit and fun quiz. Tickets will be on sale from the middle of February.
We would also like to extend a warm invitation to everyone to the annual ecumenical service celebrating the work of Christian Aid which will take place on Wednesday 6th May at 7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church. The service will be followed by refreshments.
Christian Aid Week will take place from 10th – 16th May 2020. 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.