More than £3,000 raised by Churches Together in March during Christian Aid Week
CHURCHES Together in March raised £3,178.31 during Christian Aid Week this year, an increase of £243 on 2012 thanks to the generosity of the people of March.
The money was raised in a number of different ways including coffee mornings and lunches, with the bulk of the money coming from house to house (£2,280.26) and street and Sainsbury’s supermarket collections (£490.75).
The money raised during Christian Aid Week, added to monies raised during the year from Christian Aid lunches and other events, means that more than £6,260 has been raised for Christian Aid in the past year.
A great deal of the money raised during the year has been donated to Christian Aid’s project in Sao Paulo. This project is supported by the European Union which gives £3 for every £1 we raise.
In the Fenland area money raised by the March and Wisbech Christian Aid Groups, with the EU contribution, has helped some of the poorest people in Brazil to improve their working and living conditions.
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May I, through your columns, thank all those individuals who have assisted with collections, Fenland District Council for enabling us to hold a street collection and run a market stall, Sainsbury’s for allowing us to collect in the store and all those who have donated money.
REV JENNY WEBB
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Christian Aid Organiser
Churches Together in March