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Our supporters are amazing!

Wirksworth Summer Party 2015 apor

Monday 24 August 2015

We’ve always suspected that our East Midlands supporters are some of the hardiest and most intrepid around.

In mid-August, when we received news of Wirksworth Christian Aid group’s summer party, our suspicions were more than confirmed!

Wirksworth Summer Party

'The forecast indicated a fine-ish evening, but as people arrived (fortunately with their umbrellas) the heavens opened and we all had to cower under the gazebos. British grit came to the fore, and the 70+ people were very generous, enjoying the supper, drinks, raffle and cake stall;with the total for the evening a few pounds short of £900.'

Has a photo ever summed up the supporters of Christian Aid so well? Over 70 people, insisting on having a party and giving generously to the needs of the poorest communities in the world, despite the pouring rain. This is simply one example, albeit an excellent one, of the tenacity and commitment that we see modelled again and again throughout the region.

Thank you!

A huge thank you to the Wirksworth group for their dedication and raising nearly £900 from their summer party. If you have any photos or stories from your events please do share them with us at eastmidlands@christian-aid.org

To everyone, everywhere, who has fundraised defiantly in the rain, wind, hail or snow… we salute you!

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