Let’s give the tools to help people in poverty out of poverty

Christian Aid Week: 13–19 May 2012

It’s that time of year again! Christian Aid week is nearly upon us and thousands of churches will stand together to speak out for change.

Did you know that about 100,000 committed volunteers will go out and put their faith into action, raising funds to help some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

Are you one of them? If not, it’s never too late to lend a hand and show support. Why not join Britain’s largest house-to-house collection – an extraordinary act of witness, demonstrating to our communities that we care about poverty and justice.

This year, Christian Aid Week tells the story of remarkable change taking place in a community in rural Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is one of the hungriest countries in the world. But helped by Christian Aid partner the Methodist Church of Sierra Leone (MCSL), some people there have found the tools to move beyond hunger and speak out for the changes they want to see.

You will be able to see for yourself if you visit the Fishing Heritage Centre in Grimsby between May 12th – 27th 2012 when you can visit the free exhibition in the Centre’s Café Gallery and find out more about Mo-Albert; a fishing community in Sierra Leone whose lives have been transformed thanks to your donations to Christian Aid.

Some of the young people and adults from the Circuit are also taking the Humber Bridge Challenge when we see how many times we can cross the bridge between 2pm and 5pm on Saturday 12th May 2012. If you feel like sponsoring the ‘Grimsby OompLoompas’ (don’t ask), you can donate online if you visit https://www.justgiving.com/teams/GrimsbyOompaLoompas