WISBECH: Churches get together small army of volunteers for Christian Aid Week

PUBLISHED: 13:36 11 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:03 02 June 2010

A SMALL army of voluntary collectors will be out and about this week throughout Fenland collecting house-to-house for Christian Aid. We do not have enough collectors to cover every street in Wisbech but if your road is missed out and you would like to

A SMALL army of voluntary collectors will be out and about this week throughout Fenland collecting house-to-house for Christian Aid.

"We do not have enough collectors to cover every street in Wisbech but if your road is missed out and you would like to give a donation you can do so by popping into Trinity Church coffee bar in Church Terrace, Wisbech," said a Christian Aid local official.

Christian Aid helps people of any faith and none and provides funding for both long-term development work and emergencies channelled through local partner organisations who really know the needs and how best to deal with them.

This year Christian Aid Week is focusing on work with street children through football and providing training for girls so that they can earn a living as tailors in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a kids club for HIV orphans in Nigeria and disaster survival kits for families following severe floods in Bangladesh.

Churches in Wisbech held a united Christian Aid service at Trinity Methodist Church on Sunday and many villages are holding their own events during the week. It is hoped that the sponsored walk held on Bank Holiday Monday will have raised more than £1000.

A quiz night is scheduled for Friday June 5 in Emneth Church Hall starting at 7.30pm. For further details call 01945 584319.

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