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Christian Aid 2010

2 May 2010 2 Comments

Christian-Aid-red-logoThere were house-to-house envelope collections in the Sudbury area as part of the nationwide Christian Aid Week appeal to raise money for emergency relief and long-term development in some of the world’s poorest countries.  From 9 to 15 May, eighty volunteer collectors visited 5,000 homes in the locality to deliver and collect the official red Christian Aid envelopes.

Last year the total given by the people of Sudbury during Christian Aid Week was almost £6000, and the organisers are hoping for an equally generous response this year.  Taxpayers can increase the value of their gift by taking a few moments to fill in the form on the envelope.  At no cost to the giver, Christian Aid can reclaim the tax paid and turn every £10 donation into £12.80.

Christian Aid works in more than 50 countries, helping people regardless of religion or race to improve their own lives and tackle the causes of poverty and injustice.

Churches in Sudbury and neighbouring villages marked the start of Christian Aid Week with a Churches Together United Service at St John’s Methodist Church at 6.30 pm on Sunday, 9th May. The focus is From hope to change. The speaker was Eldred Willey, Christian Aid Area Coordinator for Norfolk & Suffolk, from Norwich.

For more information about Christian Aid please contact Revd. Keith Horton, chairman of the Sudbury Christian Aid Committee, on 01787 376030, or visit www.christianaid.org.uk.


  • CTiS&D said:

    Many thanks to all involved with Christian Aid Week whether through collecting, giving, praying, or acting on world poverty. Soon we hope to be able to tell you the amount raised in Sudbury. More than one hundred people attended the United Service, and we are grateful to everyone who helped to make the evening run smoothly.

  • Malcolm S said:

    The total amount collected in Sudbury & Great Cornard was £5616.17, including the offering of £223.59 at the service. Although these figures are a little lower than last year, it can be considered a good result in the current financial climate.
    £1812.28 was raised in Long Melford, and there were collections in many of the other villages in the district.
    Those taxpayers who completed the Gift Aid form will enable their donations to be increased by 28%.
    Congratulations to Alex Badrick and the young people of St John’s Spark Club who raised £150 with their own version of “Joseph”. This will go to a special project bringing clean water to an area of Burkina Faso in former French West Africa, one of the poorest countries in the world. Special funding arrangements will quadruple this amount.
    Christian Aid works with local non-government partners in more than fifty countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East and Asia to promote long-term development and provide emergency relief. It campaigns for an end to poverty and injustice worldwide. Find more at http://www.christianaid.org.uk .