CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 10-16 MAY 2021
This year for Christian Aid Week we are raising money to support the communities most hurt affected by the climate crisis. Join our fundraising with our virtual walk, Busk Aid, and through our e-envelopes.
From the Christian Aid Website:
This climate crisis hurts us all. But people living in poverty fight the worst of it every day.
From drought to flooding, climate change robs people of control over their lives. Extreme weather means people like Rose are struggling to survive without a reliable source of water.
Your gift could help a community build an earth dam, so when the rains do come, they will have the water they need to live. A reliable source of water will help families withstand long drought or relentless rainstorms.
Every envelope. Every gift. Every challenge can change lives.
St Mark’s very own Christian Aid e-envelopes are now available:
Please send this out to friends and family, and use it yourself if you can, to help to build a church total as I doubt the “deliver only” envelopes are going to bring home the bacon in the same way as collecting!
LANDS END TO JOHN O’GROATS TOGETHER… A virtual walk for Christian Aid week!
From Monday May 10 until Sunday May 16, we are aiming to walk the distance of Land’s End to John O’Groats as a congregation. All you need to do to participate is count the number of miles you walk each day during the week (on a phone app, a map or estimation) and email or text Ceri each day ([email protected]). We will update the total miles walked, and how close we are to John O’Groats, every day on our sponsorship page – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stmarksbroomhill2021 Please share this fundraising page widely! Everyone is very welcome to participate, from a short walk to the shops, half a mile to school or a ten-mile countryside walk!
Obviously, the distance between Land’s End and John O’Groats depends on what route you take. It is 603 miles as a straight line but the traditional distance by road is 874 miles, which is what we will be aiming for. Please join us, otherwise Ceri and Dilys will have to walk 437 miles each!
Busk Aid Sheffield 2021 is now live!
From 10th May until May 31st there will be daily music videos posted on our new channel; https://youtu.be/Y-ysmrk5AJ4, the most eclectic set of musical performances you will ever see! Subscribe today. The Justgiving page for donations is here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/christian-aid-sheffield-busk-aid-2021
Dilys, Ceri & International Donations Committee