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 CHRISTIAN AID
 

 
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2022
15 - 21 MAY: TURN HUNGER INTO HOPE

On Saturday 21st May, St Mary's is holding a Swap Shop and Soup lunch to raise vital funds for the work of Christian Aid, especially in those communities where drought has caused devastating hunger.

All are welcome, 11am -1pm, for food, a table-top sale, and even a quiz - come try your luck! Please do:

  • Bring 'old treasures', lockdown purchases, unwanted gifts to swap, e.g. jewellery, ornaments, china & glass, bags, scarves, jigsaws, books.

  • Find something you like

  • Donate to help people struggling because of drought around the world

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DONATE NOW

This Christian Aid Week, your gift can transform lives, helping families grow drought-resistant crops and learn how to grow food in the harsh climates.

 
 
JANET ZIRUGO HAS SEEN FIRSTHAND THE DESPERATE HUNGER DROUGHT CAUSES IN ZIMBABWE
 

Janet is the sole provider for the children in her family, many of them orphans. Here is part of her story, in her own words.

"‘One year, there was so little food. Rains had not fallen. We ate things which we wouldn’t eat in normal times. I made porridge and gave it to the children, then removed a portion and put it down for the dogs. The children picked up the dogs’ share because they weren’t full. When I saw this, I knew the situation had become unbearable... My heart was so painful thinking that my family would die. By God’s grace we did not die. We soldiered on"

Through Christian Aid's local partners, vulnerable communities like Janet's can be equipped to prepare for, and adapt to, the harsh and changing climate. With you by their side, women can provide enough food for their families, and live with hope

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WHO ARE CHRISTIAN AID?

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. But together we have the power to transform lives. 

Christian Aid are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice in countries worldwide.