Christian Aid

April 18, 2018 | Filed under: 2018, May 2018

The Big Brekkie Join us for a sumptuous breakfast in St John’s Institute on Saturday 12th May, 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. No need to book, just turn up for bacon butties, croissants, cereals, yoghurts, cake and much much more. This is our village launch of Christian Aid Week, and has returned by popular demand! All donations will be added to our street collection total, which last year raised nearly £2,800 to help work in some of the world’s poorest communities.

The Christian Aid red envelope should appear through your letter box soon after that, and local volunteers will arrive later to see if you would like to contribute something to this year’s appeal. The focus for 2018 is the aftermath of the earthquake and hurricane that have devastated life in recent years in Haiti, with recovery work still ongoing. It is long out of our news, but people are still rebuilding their ruined lives. What is encouraging is that the homes that Christian Aid helped to construct after the earthquake withstood the power of the hurricane, when other buildings crumbled. One Haitian woman, Vilia, whose home survived was able to give shelter to over fifty of her neighbours. She is incredibly grateful for the help she has received from Christian Aid supporters, but she knows that many in her neighbourhood are struggling. The theme of the Week is ‘TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER THAN THE STORMS’. Storms, of all kinds, can be devastating, but working together can make all the difference.

Putting something in that red envelope is part of that. Please consider what you are able to do.

Margaret and Vic Filer Village organisers for Christian Aid Week