A wish list for refugees will be filled thanks to events by Wisbech Churches Together

Matt McChlery

Matt McChlery - Credit: Archant

People caught up in the refugee crisis are being helped thanks to a series of events being organised by Wisbech Churches Together.

Rachel Yvonne

Rachel Yvonne - Credit: Archant

Two charities have been chosen who are directly and actively involved in helping refugees in Europe.

The first is Christian Aid who, together with their ACT Alliance partners, work in a variety of regions around Europe and the second is Help Calais.

The churches plan to buy items from the Help Calais Amazon wish list which will be delivered directly from Amazon to the camp.

Wisbech Churches Together are hosting a variety of events throughout November and December.

Jacob Keet

Jacob Keet - Credit: Archant


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Matthew McChlery, chairman of Wisbech Churches Together, said: “It is heart-warming to see the love and concern of many people in the town over the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe.

“We hope that by launching this fund raising campaign we will be able to offer some form of practical help and assistance to those fleeing persecution and religious discrimination.

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“We hope the people of Wisbech will open their hearts towards those less fortunate this festive season and give generously.”

EVENTS ARE:

After Hours Live with Rachel-Yvonne on Friday November 6 at 7.30pm in Octavia’s Café, South Brink.

Coffee Morning on Saturday November 21 at 9.30am in St Peter’s Church Hall.

Baroque Christmas Carols with violinist Jacob Keet on Saturday December 5 at 2.30pm in Octavia Birthplace House.

Contemporary Christmas carols and prayer with Matt McChlery and the King’s Church band on Saturday December 12 at 7.30pm in Queen Mary Centre.

Christmas carol concert on Friday December 18 at 7.30pm in St Peter’s Church.

Wisbech Churches Together is a fellowship of churches with 12 member churches and three organisation members.

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