Christine Moyes gives us creative ways to fundraise for Christian Aid Week this year
Amazingly 2021 marks the 75th anniversary of Christian Aid which was formed in 1946. Even more amazing is when we consider how many people across the world have been helped over the past 75 years.
This year Christian Aid Week will take place Monday 10 May – Sunday 16 May and the theme will be Climate Change and Kenya. Of course, this year still looks a bit different and we need to consider coronavirus and the social distancing restrictions that are in place. However, with creativity, we can all rise to the challenge and do our part to celebrate this life-changing week.
Christian Aid Week envelopes and St Saviour’s e-envelope
Christian Aid devotional booklets and donation envelopes will be available in church to be collected and returned with your donation. However, if you cannot do this, then St Saviour’s has created a digital envelope, available online to provide a cashless-but-personal way to raise funds. To donate online, please use the link here.
Alternatively, you can put your donations into the church letterbox located by the Link doors. (Please mark your envelope ‘Christian Aid Week’.)
Other ways to raise funds
There are lots of opportunities to do something new to help those in need across the world, so why not have a go at one of these?
- Challenge yourself – take on the challenge to walk 300,000 steps in May to get fit and raise vital funds. This sponsored fundraiser clocks in at just under 10,000 steps a day. If social distancing restrictions allow, you could team up with others too. Sign up at caweek.org/steps. If walking isn’t for you, why not create your own individual challenge, anything from a sponsored silence to a race to learn 100 words in another language? The possibilities are endless!
- Swot up for Quiztian Aid – due to popular demand, Quiztian Aid will return on Saturday 8 May at 7 pm. This fun-filled online quiz is suitable for all the family. Sign up at caweek.org/quiztianaid.
- For lots more virtual and socially distanced ideas and events, please go to caweek.org.
This Christian Aid week your donation could help communities withstand climate chaos. With your support, better earth dams can be built to harvest more water, drought-tolerant crops can be sown, and climate change justice can be demanded at the highest level.
Thank you for standing with Christian Aid.