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Christian Aid

Last year’s fundraising concentrated more on emergency help for the coronavirus pandemic, so the focus this year is back to the climate crisis.

With the current restrictions and uncertainty, it won’t be possible to hold a house-to-house collection. I have created an e-envelope so we can give online (and our donations will be registered to St John’s) at https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/stjohnsmerrow

There will also be the chance to give by cash, cheque or contactless card at our services on 9th and 16th May.

If you have any queries, contact Sara England on 01483 504205.

This Christian Aid Week, please:

•      Give generously to help people like Rose in Kenya fight this climate crisis

•      Act as we call on the Prime Minister to lead the world with ambitious climate action that will also address inequality

•      Pray for a radical change of heart for politicians, and that as a global community we will care for our common home and for people living in poverty

Situation in Kenya

In Kenya, extreme weather is making it harder and harder to survive. For communities fighting the climate crisis, every last drop matters and every one of us can help them thrive. The pandemic has only increased the urgent need for families to access a reliable source of water.

The devastating climate crisis robs people of the water and food they need to live. Rose walks for six hours to fetch water for her grandchildren. She tries hard to give them the kind of life she remembers from when she was a girl: when the rivers flowed with water and the crops bore fruit.

Rose and her grandchildren shouldn’t have to go hungry. A simple earth dam, built with the help of Christian Aid’s partners and your donations, could completely change her life. This Christian Aid Week, you can be one of the hundreds of thousands of supporters who give, act and pray to stop this climate crisis driving people like Rose to hunger.