We are raising money for Christian Aid and Nepal. Read the story below, but please support our Just Giving Page if you can.
For many years now I have been involved with the charity Christian Aid. At the church I attend, St Julians Baptist in Newport, we run a series of event around this time each year to raise funds for Christian Aid Week. We have a lot of fun and generally raise around £1,000 which goes towards Christian Aid’s featured projects in any given year.
This year we are looking forward to taking part as usual. But just last week the world was shocked by the news of the huge earthquake that has hit Nepal. as I write the death toll is over 7,000, with 14,000 injured and millions affected through destruction of their homes and communities.
Like most churches we operate a distress fund which we will open in the event of a crisis like this. However because this has happened so close to our fundraising for Christian Aid week we have decided to approach it in a different way. So one of our organised events for Christian Aid Week this year will be specifically for their Nepal Earthquake appeal. The funds raised will be collected separately and sent directly to this appeal rather than to the Christian Aid Week fund. Hopefully this makes it easier for the people of the church to choose where to target their giving.
So…Our sponsored walk on Saturday 16th May will be for the Christian Aid Nepal appeal. If you would like to help us out with a donation I have created a Just Giving Page here where you can give as small (or as large) an amount as you like. We hope to raise a few hundred pounds here.
Beyond that the church will be running a series of events for Christian Aid Week, which will include a quiz, a sale of plants, a sale of car stickers, a collection of poems, coffee mornings, youth projects and all the usual churchy type stuff.
I’ll write a report of how the fundraising goes in a couple of weeks time. Meanwhile you can find out about what Christian Aid are doing in Nepal Here