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The latest Christian Aid news and supporter stories from Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire.

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The annual Christian Aid Week Street Market in Oxford - fun and funds!

A great day for Christian Aid supporters of Wesley Memorial and Cowley Road churches, and a great result.

Maidenhead Prayer Cairn

Maidenhead build a Prayer Cairn for Christian Aid week

Supermarket and train station collections

December 2016: get your buckets ready to fundraise for Christian Aid through supermarket and train station collections.

A Tale of Two Christmases

As Christmas gets closer, how will we prepare?

Marija from Serbia shares her stories

Refugees on the Serbia-Macedonia border are helped by Christian Aid

Bigger Christmas Sing, Oxford 2016, a huge success

The ninth annual Oxford Big Christmas Sing hits the high spot

Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford, keeps its promise

The church's pledge to give Christian Aid 5% of local fundraising for its building project tops £21,000 over seven years

Colin's long-service recognition

Thank you to Christian Aid collector Colin for over half a century of support!

Witney residents speak up for clean energy

Witney residents, together with representatives of Christian Aid, voiced their support for clean, renewable energy

We're moving office!

Christian Aid's Oxford office is moving down the road

Christian Aid trustee walks to Hope

Christian Aid trustee Paul Spray chooses aptly named Munro for challenge

What seest thou else?

A reflection from Joey Knock, Regional Coordinator for Essex

Goodbye from Jessica Hall

Jess reflects on seven years with Christian Aid

Emily designs a new envelope

Eight-year-old Emily finds a new way to inspire help for flooded families

Big Brekkie in Bedford

The Big Brekkie came to Bedford

Thank you everyone for your wonderful efforts

You were absolutely brilliant in Christian Aid Week 2016!

Help Christian Aid with your ethical investment

Save with Investing Ethically and save lives too

Rowan Williams visits St Albans

Rowan Williams shows us how to love every neighbour in Christian Aid Week 2016

Quiz night at Woodstock Methodist Church

Quiz and a fish and chip supper are a strong fundraiser

Increase the impact of your fundraising

Get your story in the local media - publicise your event and share your story

Tilehurst Methodist Super Soup Lunch 2016

Super Soup Lunch and Cake Sale raised more than £600!

Oxford Tower abseil 2016

Supporters go over the top for Christian Aid

Follow Nick cycling from Cairo to Cape Town

Keen cyclist Nick Simon is cycling over 8,000 miles through Africa to raise funds for Christian Aid

Windsor Carollers gather for Advent Hope

Carols, mulled wine and lifesaving nets spread hope in Windsor.

Oxford Town Hall packed on two evenings for the 2015 Big Sing!

More than 500 primary school singers raised the rafters for Christian Aid

Delicious success for Shelswell Benefice

Shelswell Benefice meal proved a great success for Burkina Faso project

Children in Sevenoaks beat their target!

St Luke’s Sevenoaks Junior Church brilliant fundraising for Christian Aid Week.

Jo Cordell is joining us as an intern in Oxford for 10 months

Jo Cordell is joining us in Oxford and has just graduated from Durham in Archaeology and Anthropology.

Fundraising success at Elstow abseil

Twenty-nine brave people aged 11-77 raised more £7,000 abseiling down the historic bell tower.

Churchmead School raises funds for Christian Aid

Churchmead staff and students join forces in a week-long fundraising push!

A BIG thank you to all our May volunteers

May 2015: thank you for all you did in Christian Aid Week 2015!

Daredevil 70-year-olds' abseil to mark Christian Aid's 70th anniversary

16 March 2015: a group in their 70s were among those who abseiled down a church to raise money for Christian Aid.

Radley School raises funds and awareness

Radley School students, keen supporters of Christian Aid, have raised £2,000 this year.

Soup fundraiser is great success

Shilton Baptist Church raises more than £200 for our Christmas Appeal with its monthly lunch event.

Supporters take icy dip for Christian Aid

Oxford couple brave North Sea on Boxing Day to raise funds in support of our work.

Community Partnership Scheme flourishing

Relationship with Oxford church helps to raise tens of thousands for our work in Burkina Faso.

Kenyan colleague gets warm welcome in South East

Christian Aid's Stephen Ngugi inspired local supporters during Advent.

Churches hunger for justice

October 2014: churches across the region take part in Hunger for Justice weekend to tackle climate change.

Could you organise a collection this Christmas?

September: UK Aid is matching Christian Aid fundraising this Christmas – can you help us make the most of the opportunity?

Support Phil's big bike ride!

Phil Evans, Regional Coordinator for Buckinghamshire is cycling 100 miles to raise money for Christian Aid .

Introducing Jonnie...

In September, we welcome a new Christian Aid Collective intern to Oxfordshire.

Hunger for Justice

Join us as hundreds of churches come together to urge politicians to take strong action on climate change.

Beautiful gardens, sunshine and cake

Fantastic summer fundraiser at Bledlow Manor in Buckinghamshire raises more than £1,200.

Christian Aid Week round-up 2014

Thank you for all you got up to for Christian Aid Week this year!

A House for Haiti

April 2014: Berkshire youth group raises an impressive £6000.

A future without fear - come and hear about our work in Iraq

This spring we welcome Sarjon Toma from Iraq to the region to share stories of hope and transformation.

Big Christmas Sing hits the right note

16 December 2013: £2,600 raised over two nights of festive singing.

Inspiration from Colombia

25 October 2013: Oxford intern Amy Lockwood shares the work she has witnessed by our partners in Colombia.

Running mums beat their target

October 2013: A chat at the school gate led a group of Hertfordshire mums to run the Royal Parks Half Marathon.

A sweeter deal: the Bishop of St Albans' Harvest Appeal

14 October 2013: working together to make sure small bees have a big impact on families in Ethiopia.

Celebrating 25 years of Will Aid

October 2013: a simple way to make a donation to Christian Aid this November.

Weston Turville Abseil raises £5,000

17 September 2013: successful event sees 25 brave people abseil down church tower.

New faces in your regional team

Christian Aid's team in Oxford welcome Adrian Whalley and Phil Evans.

Be part of the IF campaign

June 2013: as G8 leaders meet this month, be part of the IF campaign and help tackle global hunger.

Thank you to all our volunteers

6 June 2013: it's Volunteers' Week so what better time to say thank you to all our amazing volunteers.

A week in the life of a Christian Aid intern

April 2013: Chris Bright reports on the wide-ranging activities he has been involved in as the Oxford intern.

Carriage of carols

7 January 2013: Chinnor Christian Aid Committee and Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway joined forces for an unusual carol concert!

Windsor abseil

5 December 2012 - Olympic medallist goes over the edge for Christian Aid.

Will Aid 2012

5 November 2012: this month, a local Will Aid solicitor will write your Will and ask only for a donation to charity.

Oxfordshire Supporters March for Justice

October 2012: Christian Aid supporters showed their solidarity with tens of thousands of landless poor people in India.

Tax Justice Bus Tour

October 2012: supporters step on board the Tax Justice Bus as it rolls into the region and tick for tax justice.

Passionate about ending poverty?

September 2012: want to climb a mountain or test your stamina with a long distance walk? Are you a keen cyclist, runner or swimmer?

Regional Christian Aid Week total tops half a million!

Christian Aid Week donations from the people of Beds, Berks, Bucks, Herts and Oxon have passed half a million pounds and currently total £665,133.59.

St Albans Harvest Appeal

Harvest is a time to give thanks for Gods provision, but this year more than ever we have seen what damage the weather can do.

Five counties paper quiz winners!

8 June 2012: congratulations to our three winners of this year's paper quiz in Beds, Berks, Bucks, Herts and Oxon. Answer sheet available here.

Is tax good for the poor?

March 2012: six church leaders from across Beds, Berks Bucks, Herts and Oxon gather to discuss Christian Aid's tax campaign.

Inspirational stories from India's march for justice

March 2012: Christian Aid in Oxfordshire hosts an evening of good food and inspirational stories from India.

First-hand account of Haiti earthquake

March 2012: Windsor Christian Aid supporters hear first-hand account of Haiti earthquake.

Abseilers go over the edge for Christian Aid

March 2012: a group of brave and daring souls challenged themselves to abseil 74-foot down St Etheldreda’s Church in Old Hatfield.

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