Here are some links to help you do your bit towards Christian Aid Week fundraising:
The Christian Aid website
Lots of information, online activities to support and ideas for your own fundraising activities.
St Stephen’s Just-giving page.
Donate here to make sure we meet our target of raising as much as in a normal year.
St Stephen’s Facebook page
Use this to publicise your activities and to keep up with what others are doing.
Christian Aid pictures and banners for e- envelopes
My e-envelope message – I’m posting this here because it includes the figures I quoted in my sermon which you may want to use in your e-envelope message.
This is Christian Aid week. Normally we would be collecting house to house, but the Covid-19 epidemic makes this impossible. The epidemic also however makes it even more important that people have access to soap, clean water and sanitary facilities. At least 10% of the world’s population doesnt have access to safe drinking water. One in 4 don’t have a toilet, and 673 million people have to defecate in the open. Not surprisingly this leads to a lot of illness, apart from Covid19. The latest figures from 2017 tell us that more than half a million children in the world under 5 die each year from diarrhoea. That’s more in one month, every month than those of all ages who have died in the UK from coronavirus. The death rate in children under 5 from diarrhoea is 100 times that in developed countries including the UK.
There are three ways in which you can help:
Make a donation yourself:
forward this email to others and encourage them to donate
sponsor me in my “knitathon”. (details below)
A Novice Knitathon
I only learnt to knit last November so I’ll be knitting a scarf (it’s the only thing I can knit!) and asking to be sponsored for every inch I knit during Christian Aid week. To give you some idea what to expect the four foot scarves I’ve knitted for Yvan and for his mother so far have taken me about two months each.
Here is a photo of my casting on so you can see what I plan to knit.
I’ll post a message saying how much I have managed to knit (with photographic evidence) on my blog next Sunday.
You can sponsor me by sending an email, by adding a comment to my Christian Aid blog post or on St Stephn’s Facebook page, or direct to the just-giving page. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ststephenschristianaid2020
When I’ve finished the scarf (probably sometime in the Autumn) it will be given to a charity working with homeless people so it can help keep someone in the UK warm next winter.