The first event of the year was a poverty Lunch held at Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr. Katherine Hogg from the Leeds Christian Aid office spoke about the work of Christian Aid and the theme of Christian Aid Week.
In Christian Aid Week this year we raised £3,382.69 by church collections, house to house collections by members of Dewsbury Baptist Church, the Mini-market sales and a quarter of the money raised by the Mini-walk. Thank you to all who worked to raise this sum, or who gave a donation. It is hard work, and it gets harder every year.
In September Dewsbury Minster held a Quizaid evening as did Longcauseway Church, both very enjoyable ways of raising funds.
The Tax Justice Bus has been on tour in the UK for 53 days raising awareness of how tax avoidance affects the poor in the developing world and also here at home. Church Action on Poverty has joined forces with Christian Aid to man the bus, and representatives from both groups have been giving information to people boarding the bus. It came to Yorkshire from 9th-11th October, and I joined the bus in Morley.
In January 2013 a fundraising day was held for Commitment for Life, the URC project for Christian Aid, and for the Methodist Relief and Development Fund. In the evening, David Hartley and the new Young Catering Group provided a delicious Burns Supper and raised £279.50, added to the funds raised in the afternoon made a total of £766.00 for these two organisations. Thank you so much for all who made these events so successful and fun.
Christian Aid Week in 2013 is 12th-18th May. The Mini-walk will be on 12th May and the Mini-market is on 18th May, so please make a note of these dates.
If anyone would like to take over the role of Christian Aid Representative, or who would like to work alongside me for Christian Aid, please let me know. Together we could achieve much more for the poorest people in the world.
Christian Aid Week
12th to 18th May 2013
11th to 17th May 2014
10th to 16th May 2015
15th to 21st May 2016