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|Event:||Christian Aid Appeal|
|Date:||From Monday, 27 April 2020 - 8:00
To Sunday, 24 May 2020 - 5:00
Christian Aid faces a huge dilemma this year. For decades, it has relied on the generous donations of the general public to fund its overseas aid and development programmes aimed at alleviating poverty and addressing crisis situations. Last year the total raised was in excess of £8m and engaged around 57,000 volunteers. This year, due to Covid-19, there are no door-to-door collections, but we are still being encouraged to donate.
Holmes Chapel Ecumenical Christian Aid Group realised that handling cash would not be an option in the current situation and have set up a Just Giving page to enable supporters to donate online. The link for the Holmes Chapel Group Just giving page can be found here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/holmes-chapel-ecumenical-christian-aid-group
If you have any queries, please speak to Caroline Wood on 01477 535746 who may be able to advise on other ways to donate if online is not an option.
In 2020 the focus is on Kenya, which is experiencing its worst drought in living memory, and now has Coronavirus to contend with too. The prospect is extremely worrying. What were we all told to do to combat Coronavirus? “Wash your hands”. Well, that’s not difficult if you have soap and water. Christian Aid is helping Kenyan’s to build water traps and dams, without which many will die from a basic lack of water and hygiene. We remember from Holy Week how when Pontius Pilate could not find any fault in Jesus he ‘washed his hands’ claiming to be “innocent of this man’s blood” (Matt 27:24). Please let’s not “wash our hands” of the plight of our Kenyan brothers and sisters. If you can, please donate a little something to Christian Aid this year.
|Created By:||Brian Donlon|