Child falls into flood waters but survives - Chirstian Aid Week urges people in Wisbech to help

St Augustine's Church in Wisbech

St Augustine's Church in Wisbech - Credit: Archant

A host of events will be taking place in Wisbech as part of Christian Aid Week.

On Sunday May 15 the week is launched with a Churches Together service at St Augustine’s Church at 6.30pm to which all are welcome.

There is a coffee morning at Emneth Methodist Church on Friday May 13 from 9am to noon and a Big Brekkie at the Queen Mary Centre next to Somers Road car park on Saturday May 21 from 8am to 10am.

A Christian Aid Week spokesman said: “The theme for this year’s Christian Aid week is Jesus’ call to love our neighbour - and that’s not just the people who live next door or down the street.

“The week focuses on Morsheda, a young mother of four living in Bangladesh, she has no land of her own, no savings and few possessions.

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“No matter how hard she works she cannot escape the floods that constantly threaten to destroy her home on the banks of the river.

“One night when flood water filled her home Morsheda heard a splash and realised her youngest child had fallen off the bed and into the water. “Fortunately, she managed to rescue him in time.

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“You can help mothers like Morsheda to rebuild their homes on a platform above the river flood level and provide them with seeds and livestock to earn a long term income by sending a donation today.”

To help text CAID55 £5 to 70070 or take a donation to any of your local churches.

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