Christian Aid Week takes place every year, raising more than £8,000 across Bramhall and Woodford through the red envelope donation collection.
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the collection – which would have been held during Christian Aid Week from May 10th to 16th – is unable to take place, but you can still help make a difference where it matters most.
The red envelope collection raises £7.5 million nationally and there are concerns that this year, there is a real risk that only a small portion of this amount will be raised.
This is particularly worrying because at a time when we are all being affected by COVID-19, those already living in challenging situations associated with poverty and climate change are being put at additional risk because of the coronavirus.
As Christian Aid cannot physically collect envelopes this year, the Bramhall and Woodford Christian Aid Committee are calling on local residents – who usually give so generously – to consider making a donation in a different way.
There are various ways to donate safely during the COVID-19 crisis, with the preferred method being via the ‘donate’ page on the Christian Aid website. Donating in this way means the charity can benefit from Gift Aid – an additional 25% of the donation is contributed by the government.
The Bramhall and Woodford Christian Aid Committee represents Bramhall Methodist Church, St Michael and All Angels Parish Church, the United Reform Church and Christ Church Woodford, all of which extend their thanks to local residents for their continued support and generous donations.
Christian Aid is the official relief and development agency of 41 Christian churches in the UK and Ireland, working to support sustainable development, eradicate poverty, support civil society and provide disaster relief in South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.
Christian Aid works with poor and vulnerable communities of all faiths or none, in over 30 countries through nearly 500 local partners and organisations to deliver lasting life-saving programmes.
Christian Aid stands with people to build a world where dignity, equality and justice are experienced by everyone. Please give generously this Christian Aid Week and let’s show that while coronavirus impacts all of us, love unites us all.