Big breakfast to stop flooding


One of the important points in any year is the Christian Aid door to door envelope collection, the UK’s largest. This takes place during Christian Aid Week, this year from May 15-21 and I’m sure you will be familiar with the bright red envelopes that have dropped through your door in past years.

Christian Aid is the official relief and development agency of 41 British and Irish churches and works to support sustainable development, stop poverty, support civil society and provide disaster relief in various parts of the world and also campaigns to change the rules and systems that keep people poor, speaking out on issues such as tax justice, trade justice, climate change and Third World debt.

Christian Aid has fought poverty for more than 65 years with the slogan “We believe in life before death”.

This year for the first time we have decided not to have the usual door to door collection in Rye. There are various reasons for this, among them the difficulty of finding volunteers to deliver and collect the envelopes, and the plain fact that these days, people would rather give in other ways.

Do we want you to stop supporting Christian Aid?  Certainly not! Although we won’t be collecting at your front door, there are envelopes in churches and selected shops, and you can put your donation in the special buckets in St Mary’s from 9am to 5:30pm any day of the week.  You can also donate directly via the Christian Aid website.

There is also an event called “The Big Brekkie” from 8:30am to 10am on Sunday May 15 in St Mary’s Centre, Lion Street, where you can enjoy a full English breakfast and a chance to donate to Christian Aid, which this year is supporting the communities near the Brahmaputra River in Bangladesh, which floods every year.

Contact Jane Orchard for information and tickets on 01797 225916.





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