In years gone by, we held a coffee morning to start Christian Aid Week. However, even before covid, the number of people visiting the High Street dropped and the coffee morning didn’t attract many people or raise a lot of money for Christian Aid.
This year, now that we can see each other again, we are asking YOU to invite a group of friends to your home during May and have a cosy coffee morning with coffee, cake and biscuits and a chat, or host a Mad Hatter’s tea party in aid of Christian Aid. We can give you the invitations and leaflets to hand out so that you can talk about this year’s Christian Aid appeal with them if you want. Or just hand out the leaflets and enjoy being together – we don’t mind, it’s really up to you. You may wish to invite a small group of friends family or neighbours, or people from church who you have not seen for a while. All that we are asking is that you hold a small event in your home some time during May, invite anyone you want and invite people to give a donation towards Christian Aid.
Every small amount of money that small groups collect combines into a bigger amount and gradually this can make a difference to people throughout the world in places like South Sudan, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh where climate change and covid continue to make it difficult for people to grow crops and support their families.
If you would like to host a wee cuppa and chat for Christian Aid. please contact Helen Smith via the Office.
Why support Christian Aid?
Every gift. Every action. Every prayer. Every one of us can change lives.
Our planet is changing, but some people are feeling the effects of these changes more than others. Weather extremes are now more frequent and more intense, and the world is facing a climate crisis.
For the first time in a generation, global poverty is rising. Coronavirus, conflict and the climate crisis are pushing more of our global neighbours into a struggle for survival.
One country that is on the frontlines of this crisis is Zimbabwe. In rural Zimbabwe, seven out of ten women rely on farming to earn a living and provide for their families. But the climate crisis has brought intense droughts that have left their land barren.
With no rain, women and men can’t grow enough food and they struggle to provide for their children. Drought starves. It robs women of the chance to farm and drives their families into hunger.
In times of drought, many families can only afford to eat one bowl of porridge a day. Women are hungrier, and often skip meals to share with their children what little food they have.
Climate shocks cause more women to lose their livelihoods, damage their crops, and push their families into unbearable hunger.
This Christian Aid Week, you can be one of the hundreds of thousands of our supporters who give, act and pray – stepping out in love for our global neighbours. With you by our side, we won’t stop until everyone can live a full life, free from poverty and hunger.
From envelope collections to walking 300,000 steps in May, Christian Aid Week brings people together as one community helping those living in poverty to transform their own lives.
This Christian Aid Week (15th – 21st May), please:
- Give generously to help women grow crops that survive in the drought.
- Act and raise your voice for justice. Join our Loss and Damage campaign.
- Pray that families will stay strong during tough times of drought.
Together, we can turn hunger into hope.
Find out more at www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/key-appeals/christian-aid-week