Christian Aid Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christian Aid Week 2020

Christian Aid Week will out of necessity be very different this year, yet the need is as great as ever. 

There will be no Big Brekkie, no house-to-house collecting, but we can still pray and we can still donate. 

The following is taken from the Christian Aid website:

 

 

 

 

Photo from Rohinga camp in Bangladesh     

Florence in search of water in Kenya

Love never fails. Coronavirus impacts all of us.

But love unites us all.

As this virus spreads across the world, love rises up in response.

You’ve already shown incredible kindness to your neighbours. Now is the time to reach out to your neighbours both near and far. 

Your love protects.  From storms, from drought, and now from coronavirus.

Your love protects our global neighbours battling the spread of this illness.

Your love protects.  With soap, clean water and medical supplies. 

By supporting us this Christian Aid Week, you can reach out and protect more of your neighbours today.

 

In 2019, the volunteers from St. John’s helped raise £2,207 from the Big Brekkie, house-to-house collection along local roads and from individual donations. 

We hope that most people this year will donate direct to Christian Aid, as there will be no counting and banking done in the usual way. 

There are many ways you will be able to donate:

  • You may be sent an eEnvelope encouraging you to donate
  • You can donate online via the website, as a direct debit or as a one-off donation
  • Telephone donations may be possible if you call 020 7523 2269
  • The processing of postal donations may be delayed, so please avoid if possible

 

I would also encourage you to look at the following link, which has a series of prayers written for this time of coping with the coronavirus pandemic: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-04/Coronavirus%20CAW20%20prayers%20.pdf

Finally, we have the opportunity to join a live Christian Aid Week service on the 10th May at 1pm introduced by Amanda Mukwashi, Christian Aid’s Chief Executive; there will be special guest speakers, prayers from Christian Aid partners and a Sermon from Dr Rowan Williams.

 

Alison Bond

 

 

Christian Aid Week

13-19 May 2018

The total amount raised during the week this year was: £2,433.69, our best ever total, so a huge thank you to everyone for all your help and contributions. Just over £890 of that amount was raised at our very successful Big Brekkie/Community Garden morning, thanks to the generous backing we received from Sainsburys, Waitrose and Homeless Action in Barnet. The following thank you comes from Christian Aid: Thank you for standing by the people of Haiti in their hour of need. Together, we’re stronger than the storms. Supporters like you helped to build Vilia a house strong enough to withstand the power of Hurricane Matthew in 2016. During the storm she sheltered 54 people in it, potentially saving their lives. Your support for Christian Aid Week 2018 will help to provide safe, secure homes many more of her neighbours. Thank you for everything you’ve done for people like Vilia. For those of you who are interested in facts and figures, we collected a total of 162 envelopes and Christian Aid will be able to reclaim an additional 25% on £1551.82 of the above total (from those who completed the Gift Aid form) adding a further £388 to the total amount. We had 7 collectors plus a further 5 people helping to deliver envelopes, and a very efficient team of 8 people helped count all the money

 

                                                                                Alison Bond                           

 


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