number of collectors dropping considerably, over the
past couple of years the Community and Mission Group
have stopped the door to door collections and replaced
it with other fundraising ideas. This has been well
received and supported by the congregation.
Most of us have at least two substantial meals a day,
while people in countries like Kenya and Zimbabwe will
be lucky to have one, yet our planet produces enough
food for everyone. It's unfair, it's unjust – and it’s
totally preventable. The greatest single threat to human
life is hunger. By acting together today as a
hope, we can make a change for tomorrow. Our
contributions will go towards making this happen. This
year £979.58 was raised and with gift aid a further
£67.50, bringing the total to £1047.08.
We held a coffee morning at our Christian Aid
co-ordinator’s house, a cooked breakfast at the parish
centre, sold quiz forms, and did a street collection in
Kingsley outside the shops opposite the church. At the
cooked breakfast, Mandy Loveder, the Regional Manager at
Christian Aid East Anglia, gave a presentation on how
our money is spent. It was very interesting listening to
her and some people took time to speak to her
afterwards. The Friday lunch donation before Christian
Aid Week was also given to this worthy cause, and the
well known red envelope was given out after Mass in
church for people to make an added donation if they
wanted to – quite a few did.
Please find below a selection of photos taken at the
cooked breakfast on Saturday 18 May.