Christian Aid is a Christian Organisation that insists the world can and must be changed to one where everyone can live a full and happy life, free from poverty. They work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. They are one of the fourteen charities that make up the Disasters Emergency Committee in the UK.
Each year there are usually two fund-raising activities for Christian Aid at St Andrew's. One focus is during and around Christian Aid Week, which is held in May each year. This year it falls on 10th to 16th May and there will be Christian Aid envelopes available in church around this time. It will not be possible to participate in wider collections this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Our second major activity has traditionally been the autumn Quiz Evening and Meal. This could not happen in 2020, but a number of people had a meal in their own homes and over £170 was raised. Hopefully a face to face meal and quiz will be possible this November.
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