Christian Aid Week
Christian Aid Week 2017
“We’ve been there for refugees since 1945, we won’t turn our backs now” The house–to–house collection will take place between
14th- 20th May
Last year Copthorne raised £2,990 – Morsheda’s family only needed a Home Safety Package, costing £250, to raise their home on an earth plinth, above the flood level of a river delta in Bangladesh. Thanks to you, many families are now safe, growing vegetables and raising animals – they have a future.
On Sunday 14th May – do join us at the 10 am service where we will see how
Christian Aid is involved in the current refugee crisis
“It’s better to die in a refugee camp than to die in a war. To risk your children’s lives in a plastic dinghy. And to leave everything you know behind. When the alternative is terror, bombs and bullets, almost anything is better.”
This is the terrible choice facing tens of millions of people worldwide – fleeing conflict and disaster, making dangerous journeys in search of safety.
Let’s act again now, to help relieve suffering and build a world where everyone has a safe place to call home.
On Saturday 20th May – enjoy homemade cakes at the coffee morning, in the church from 10 am – noon
If you can help with this year’s house- to- house collection please contact Monica on 713584 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AND THE DEC Over Easter St. John’s held a collection to support
the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal to
help with famine relief in Eastern Africa. £271 was
raised. Thank you.
The DEC only appeals when it knows it can help. It
brings together 13 leading UK aid charities in times
Thank you to everyone who has helped, donated
and prayed during Christian Aid Week. The total
collected will be published in the next Copthorne