at St Luke's, 10th - 16th May
Christian Aid is a charity that works to fight poverty around the world and is supported by 40 church denominations in the UK and Ireland. It funds projects that help people improve their own lives, regardless of race or religion and challenges the causes of poverty and injustice. It does not give money to governments but works through local community organisations in over 50 countries.
The climate crisis is leaving people hungry, homeless and heartbroken. Christian Aid helps empower people living in the toughest of circumstances. This work could not happen without the support and contributions from churches and communities throughout the world.
People like Rose are struggling to survive without a reliable source of water. From drought to flooding, climate chaos robs people of control over their lives. I often feel hungry, Rose says. Because of climate change, I worry a lot about food. I pray to God that the rainfall will become normal like it used to be.
In recent years, the drought has been so bad that its caused a hunger crisis. Crops wither and die. Rivers run dry. People struggle to survive. The coronavirus pandemic has only made this lack of water more critical for Rose. Without water for handwashing, it is a struggle to stay safe from the virus.
Your gift will help support Christian Aid's vital work with some of the poorest communities in the world and help to provide reliable water source, for people like Rose.
Traditionally St Luke’s have been supporting Christian Aid through door to door and street collections as part of the national Christian Aid Week in May and regularly raises £1500 to £2000 during the week. As we are not doing a door to door collection this year please instead consider making an online contribution through JustGiving where we have set up a dedicated page for donations through St Luke's.
For more information about Christian Aid Week and to donate, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/st-lukes-church-kew
Jonathan & Jayne Armstrong
St Luke’s Christian Aid Coordinators