Christian Aid Week 2018

Christian Aid Week this year will be from the 13th to 19th May 2018. Our theme will be “Providing life saving new homes to poor communities at risk from disasters”.

Christian Aid stands with the most vulnerable and excluded people of the world – both in times of crisis and for the longer term. They give people survival essentials when they are without shelter or refuge, and help them find the strength and resources they need to flourish and protect themselves from disasters. They support people to stand up for their rights and to build stable, secure lives they can enjoy living.

There will be more in-depth information as we get closer to May, but in the meantime we would be very grateful if you would “Save the date” for the following events:

Tuesday 15th May – 10.30am – 12 noon: Coffee Morning in the Barber Rooms

Saturday 19th May – 7.00pm: Concert at All Saints’

We will  be doing the House-to-House Collection during Christian Aid week and it would be much appreciated if you would consider volunteering to help with this or any of our other events. If you would like any further information please contact:

Julie Campbell on 242 589.

 

Marcelin still hasn’t recovered from Hurricane Matthew, which hit Haiti in September 2016, destroying his home, possessions and livestock. ‘I lost pigs, goats, everything in the house. I have nothing left,’ he says.

He now in an old concrete shower block, a tiny space he shares with his teenage daughters. There are no windows or doors, and the only furniture is a single bed for the girls.

Marcelin has fought hard to raise his children alone but can no longer afford to send them all to school. He gets up at dawn each day to work the land, but the changing weather frequently destroys the food he grows and the family often go hungry.

Marcelin fears his daughters’ hunger could lead them to be exploited by predatory men in exchange for food.