Christian Aid Week runs from 14 – 20 May this year.
Collections will take place in Cathedral Square from Monday 15 to Friday 19 May; from 0800 until 1800, and also during the day on Saturday 21 May.
On Thursday 18 May, a special van will be distributing ‘Pigeon peas’ in Cathedral Square. These are a drought-resistant and very nutritious strain of pea, particularly suitable for areas of increasingly low rainfall in sub-Saharan Africa.
We will also be selling marmalade in exchange for a donation towards this year’s appeal after our 1100 Choral Eucharist on Sunday 14 and Sunday 21 May.
In 2022, we forwarded over £3500 to Christian Aid. This gift in practical aid and in raising the visibility of the causes supported is significant and increasingly important. The focus of this year’s campaign is about supporting the people of Malawi.
Food, fuel, fertiliser and school fees in the country have doubled in price in the last 12 months. Hard-working farmers are seeing their harvests fail as the climate crisis brings increasingly erratic weather. Proceeds from Christian Aid Week will go towards helping farmers in Malawi plant better seeds, secure a fairer price for the crops, and build happier futures for their children.
The impact of the recent Cyclone Freddy in Malawi has also been devastating. Floods have washed away crops, over 500,000 people have been displaced and hundreds have lost their lives.
Your gifts this May will continue to support the pigeon pea project and other vital work around the world.
You can also make a donation towards this year’s appeal online