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Christian Aid Week

14th - 20th May 2017

 

£18,500 collected in Farnham during Christian Aid Week 2017.

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Thanks to the generosity of the people of Farnham and the surrounding villages, Christian Aid Farnham raised over £18,500 during the week.

These donations ensure that Christian Aid can continue its work, offering vital assistance to refugees, while also working to eradicate extreme poverty, fight injustice, demand changes in the way tax is paid in poor countries (and at home) and highlight the effects of climate change on agriculture and the wider world.

On behalf of Christian Aid Farnham, Karen Few said:  “I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who gave so generously and a special thank you to the fantastic volunteers who faced very wet conditions out on the streets of Farnham delivering and collecting envelopes and those who collected donations in Farnham town on the particularly wet Saturday.  Thank you on behalf of Christian Aid.”

Christian Aid marked its 60th year in 2017 and is looking back to its beginnings, supporting refugees in the Second World War.  The stories of the plight of refugees, now as then, are heart-rending.

Sadly, little has changed.

This year, 14th May marked the start of the week, with Christians across the country coming together in a mass act of witness to collect money for the work that Christian Aid does around the world, wherever there is a need.

St.James Rowledge

In Farnham, the week commenced on Sunday 14th May at 4:00 p.m with a special Service of Thanksgiving at St.James’ Church Rowledge.  This special service commissioned the many collectors across Farnham and the surrounging villages who went out in God’s name to collect from house to house for Christian Aid.

The service was led by Revd. Russell Gant (St.James’) and Revd. David Ashby (Rowledge Methodist).  The Revd. David Uffindell (St.Andrew’s) gave the address.  The family-friendly service was followed by light refreshments.

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Other 2017 Farnham Christian Aid Week dates:

6th May
Saturday
 

URC “Souper” Soup Day at the Spire Café
in South Street. Open from 10:00 a.m to
2:00 p.m for light lunches, coffee and cake.

14th May
Sunday

Special Service of Thanksgiving at
St.James’ Rowledge
at 4:00 p.m (see above)

15th-19th May
Monday-Friday

Early morning “bucket” collection at
Farnham Station from 6:30 a.m to 9:00 a.m
 
 
17th May
Wednesday

St.Martins-by-the-Green (Lower Bourne)
coffee morning from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 noon
 
20th May
Saturday

Farnham Methodist Church (South Street)
coffee morning
from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 noon
 
20th May
Saturday
Saturday “bucket” collection in Farnham
town centre
from 10:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m

 

Christian Aid Farnham:

Christian Aid Farnham is part of Christian Aid, a UK registered charity no.1105851.  More about Christian Aid from their web site:  www.christianaid.org.uk

For more about Christian Aid in Farnham, please use the contacts below.

  • e-mail: 
  • or call (mobile):  0797 756 1567

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