April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments | Filed under: 2016, May 2016

The little red envelope should appear through your letter box again this month, sometime between 15th and 21st May. Our churches are just a few amongst 20,000 around the country that will be collecting in response to the needs of the poorest in our world. Highlighted this year are the people in Bangladesh who make their home on small silt islands just off the mainland, in the midst of a huge river. Flooding is a constant threat, but Christian Aid with its local partner have put together Home Safety Packages, costing £250, which enable families to raise their homes by eight feet, buy livestock, seeds and wormeries for compost. Money raised during the week will enable many more families to benefit. (During the Week, the children in Bishop Pursglove School should be seeing the difference a wormery can make!) We’ve seen the devastation flooding can make in our own country in recent months. In Bangladesh there is no insurance or safe haven, and for these particular people, some of the poorest in one of the world’s poorest countries, there is no choice. When your door is knocked, with a local person asking if you would like to give, please be generous. Together we can make a difference. Margaret and Vic Filer Local Christian Aid Week organisers


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