Hundreds to take to streets for Christian Aid Week

PUBLISHED: 14:00 12 May 2014

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CHRISTIAN Aid Week will see more than 600 churchgoers in Weston raise money and awareness for those living in fear across the globe.

The country’s longest-running door-to-door fundraising week, this year held from Sunday to May 17, will look to highlight the plight of those living in war-ravaged countries and the work carried out to help rebuild their lives.

Cake sales and coffee mornings are being held in the town during the week, with £5 enough to pay for a blanket, collapsible water container, cooking utensils, a jerry can and small plates for someone in dire need of help.

Regional co-ordinator Dan Doherty said: “For millions of people across the world, conflict is part of their everyday life.

“It has a huge impact on poverty, destroying lives and communities and preventing people from earning a living.

“We can make a difference right here, right now as Christian Aid continues to work with partner organisations across the world to tackle voilence and build peace.”

For more information on events being held in the region and beyond during Christian Aid Week, visit www.caweek.org or search for ‘Christian Aid West’ on Facebook.

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