Christian Aid Week 10th - 16th May 2021
Christian Aid week is almost upon us and we celebrate 75 years of the valuable work this wonderful charity has done raising essential funds for those in need, campaigning vigorously against oppressive regimes across the world and also challenging wealthier countries to forgive debts.
In just over a month’s time the leaders of the G7 countries will meet in Cornwall for a summit meeting which will include topics such as climate change, debt and COVID 19 impacts across the world. This will be followed in November by the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.
Now more than ever, Christian Aid is doing its part in campaigning hard to ensure that the impact of climate change is at the forefront of everyone’s agenda. But much more than that, Christian Aid is delivering real and tangible support to those countries whose eco-systems have already been massively impacted by changes in climate and weather patterns causing both droughts and floods which in turn are devastating their ability to farm and provide food.
Fundraising for Christian Aid week will again be very challenging with many events such as house to house collections and Big Brekkie not being able to take place due to COVID restrictions. We will have donation envelopes available in both churches, and you will also be able to donate on-line through our own Churches Together in Lees and District Christian Aid appeal - christian-aid/lees-district-council-of-churches-christian-aid-week-2021
To show our support and give a kick start to this year’s campaign, Paul Dent has volunteered to step out and take the 300,000 step challenge on our behalf throughout May. We’ll keep you informed about his progress, and you can sponsor him either by making a donation in church or by clicking on this link - justgiving.com/fundraising/churchestogther-leesdistrict