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20 June 2017 No Comment

Christian Aid

Christian Aid Week 2017: The late contributions have now been counted and the final total stands at £5,150.09. This is for Sudbury and Great Cornard and as well as the house to house collection it includes the bucket collection in Sudbury town centre (£281.96) and the offering at the United Service at St John’s Methodist Church (£165.41). Gift Aid will increase the total. Last year’s figure was £5,338.12, so we have not quite matched it. Grateful thanks to all who have been involved in any way. Separate collections were held in neighbouring villages; the Christian Aid collection in Lavenham was £2254.61 (£2485.11 including Gift Aid).

Christian Aid Week in 2018 runs from 13th to 19th May. If you are, or could be, a collector, please make a note of the date.

Canoe for Christian Aid: On Thursday 17th August there will be another sponsored canoe trip down the River Stour, starting at Wissington and finishing at Stratford St Mary. Revd John Boardman of St John’s Methodist Church, and Simon Snell, Regional Coordinator for Christian Aid in Suffolk, are taking part again. If you are able to sponsor one of the participants, that would be greatly valued. If you or anyone you know is interested in taking part, please contact Malcolm Snow (01787 374096, malcolmsnow@onetel.com). Two-person canoes with all necessary equipment are supplied and it is a unique way to see our beautiful river while raising money for a good cause. The amount raised will again be quadrupled by the EU and will go to a project in Central America, “Empowering women and girls”, to help marginalised women and girls in El Salvador and Honduras to secure their rights. Last year more than £2,000 was given by sponsors, which resulted in about £9,000 for the projects after Gift Aid was added.

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