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Almost 2,000 raised for Christian Aid

Christian Aid Week Envelope

Wednesday, 18 June, 2014

THANK YOU to everyone in Langford whose generosity during Christian Aid Week 2014 saw this year's house-to-house collections bring in a total of 1714.20, an increase on last year's 1,560.81.

Added to the amounts contributed via the Lent Appeal collection boxes (205.75) and the Christian Aid combined Anglican/Methodist service which launched the week (70.47), this gives us a Grand Total of 1,990.42 for the period 1st June 2013 to 14th June 2014 (subject to final audit).

As always, special thanks are due to the team of volunteers who delivered and collected the envelopes and to the Langford Christian Aid Committee who co-ordinated activities with local church leaders. All donations are sent directly to Christian Aid head office with no local deductions.

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Christian Aid Week, 11-17 May 2014
War tears lives apart: Love can help piece them back together

Wednesday, 7 May, 2014
Graham Isaac writes:

Christian Aid Week this year focuses on the human cost of conflict and starts here in Langford at 9.15am on Sunday 11th May with an Anglican and Methodist United Service at St Andrew's Church: everyone and all denominations are welcome. During the service our team of house-to-house collectors — all of whom are unpaid volunteers — will be commissioned: please look out for the familiar red envelopes appearing through your letterboxes at the beginning of the week and please have them ready for collection later in the week.

If you're a UK taxpayer, please remember that you can Gift Aid your donation, making it worth 25% more: please complete the Gift Aid form on the tear-off slip attached to the envelope for this.

Each envelope also includes details of other ways to donate, by post, online at or by phone: simply text GIVE to 70040 to donate 5 immediately (please ensure that you have the bill payer's permission: you will be charged 5 plus the cost of one standard text and Christian Aid will receive a minimum of 4.96. Use of the service indicates your agreement to further contact by Christian Aid unless you text OPTOUT to the same number).

Refreshments, more information about Christian Aid and a Fairtrade stall will be available in the Church Hall after the Service.

What is Christian Aid?

Christian Aid...

  • is an agency of the churches in Britain and Ireland that works around the world with those in need;
  • has an aim – an end to poverty – and believes that vision can become a reality;
  • works with anyone who needs help, regardless of their faith or nationality.

Christian Aid stands alongside all those who struggle against poverty, powerlessness and injustice; places honesty and respect for others at the heart of what it does; supports work that empowers individuals and communities; fights injustice and inequality; and is committed to caring for the earth for future generations.

Christian Aid works with and through partners overseas: churches, ecumenical bodies, local non-governmental organisations and movements who have common values and competence in poverty eradication. It has an integrated approach to poverty eradication – working on humanitarian relief, long-term development, specific advocacy issues and campaigns for change and influence.

Thank you for your support.

Graham Isaac,
On Behalf of Langford Christian Aid Committee.

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