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Christian Aid in Ashby & District 2019

Christian Aid Week will be from 12th - 18th May this year. Those taking part in the house to house collection last year collected £6,775, some 70% of all the monies we managed to raise from this and the other events in the run up to and during Christian Aid Week. This was £751 less than in 2017 but still an excellent result, bearing in mind that the previous year’s total included one single gift-aided donation of £1,000, as a direct consequence of the visit made during the house to house collection. The £9,787 total, together with the money from the £3,133 that was gift-aided, resulted in a grand total of £10,570 raised in to help the world’s poor.

We do not have enough collectors to cover all of the newer housing developments, and additional volunteers would help us to increase the number of streets able to be covered. Also, many hands make lighter work, and there are many blessings to be had. Please help us with our efforts to help others less fortunate than us. Speak to your Christian Aid representative, or telephone Sheila Neate on 01530 414539 or Frank Bedford on 01530 467183.

Please make a note of the dates of the following fund-raising events we have planned for you:

Coffee Mornings:

  • Ashby Congregational Church, Saturday 6th April 10am-12noon; Coffee and cakes
  • Ashby Baptist Church Saturday 11th May 10-12 noon. Coffee and cakes

Barn Dance: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Sat. 16th March at 7-9pm; £5 adults £3 children

Quiz Evening: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Sat. 6th April at 7.30pm; £5/person, teams of up to 6

Acorns Toddle: Ashby Baptist Church, Thursday 16th May. All welcome. For toddlers & parents/guardians; refreshments at 9.30am followed by toddle to Hood Park

Christian Aid Lunch: Methodist Church, Thur. 16th May 12noon-2pm; suggested donation £6

Concert by Ashby Music Academy for Schools Swing Band: Holy Trinity Church, Sat. 18th May at 7pm; £8 adults £5 children

For more details and tickets please contact Kate George on 07931 964779 or your CA rep.

Nationally, Christian Aid raised the incredible amount of £8.5m in Christian Aid Week 2018, 57,000 giving of their time to take part. This to support their work in responding to humanitarian disasters the world over to get people the help they need straight away, and working in partnership to support communities and tackle the root causes of poverty so that peoples are strengthened against future knocks.

Frank Bedford

On Behalf of Ashby & District Christian Aid Group

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