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October 2014 - meet our new intern, Shona Day.
Radley School students, keen supporters of Christian Aid, have raised £2,000 this year.
We've got some great new community events for you to try during Christian Aid Week!
It's time everyone paid their taxes – sign our petition if you agree.
Take part this May and play vital role in raising income to support our work!
Thanks to our former Regional Coordinator for Kent, who's left Christian Aid after 10 years.
27 January 2015: sell-out event challenges churches and faith communities to tackle climate change.
Shilton Baptist Church raises more than £200 for our Christmas Appeal with its monthly lunch event.
Oxford couple brave North Sea on Boxing Day to raise funds in support of our work.
Will you join Robert for the 70 Munros Challenge to mark Christian Aid's 70th birthday?
Geraldine Munn-Mace, Christian Aid office volunteer, explains how fundraising can be as easy as ABC.
Beer and live music proved a good combination when it came to raising funds at Christmas.
Relationship with Oxford church helps to raise tens of thousands for our work in Burkina Faso.
Christian Aid's Stephen Ngugi inspired local supporters during Advent.
She's asking supporters to help Christian Aid deliver bundles of joy this year!
Find out why nine-year-old Nathaniel has changed his Christmas list.
11 December 2014: involving local schools in fundraising and awareness raising.
As the year draws to a close, one group tells us about their fundraising highlight of the year!
Thursday 11 December 2014: the Christian Aid East Midlands office is moving on 18 December!
2015: witness the life-changing work happening in Haiti, following the earthquake, at our touring photographic exhibition.
4 December: A wonderful evening of music, carols and readings at St Mary Abbots, Kensington.
Friday 5 December 2014: a huge thank you to the pupils of Westcliffe Primary School in Scunthorpe who raised a fantastic £92 for Christian Aid!
27 November 2014: the Rev Canon Nick Hay sang a nursery rhyme as he made the 100ft descent down the Avon Gorge!
October 2014: churches across the region take part in Hunger for Justice weekend to tackle climate change.
Chislehurst Methodists grow funds from trees!
Christchurch Spitalfields supports our Climate Justice campaign with bright display.
17 October 2014: hundreds of churches are urging their local MPs to tackle climate change. Are you involved?
December 2014: how well do you know your Christmas carols? Try our quiz and find out!
October 2014: let me introduce you to our new Intern, Meg...
Spaces are still available at our volunteer and supporter conference in Sheffield this October.
September: UK Aid is matching Christian Aid fundraising this Christmas – can you help us make the most of the opportunity?
10 September 2014: a warm welcome to Jonathan, our new intern.
Find out more about Emma Peak, our new Legacy and Regional Coordinator for the North East
August 2014: read what happened during the human rights advocate's visit...
What if Mary hadn’t made it to Bethlehem? Hear how Christian Aid partners in Kenya help mothers give birth in safety.
Congratulations to Jessica and Michael, who have raised more than £900 in sponsorship!
Thursday 21 August 2014: Wirksworth Christian Aid Committee raise almost £1,000 at their Christian Aid Summer Party!
The winners of the 2014 paper quiz are announced!
Becki Hannam gets set to join the South West team this autumn.
August 2014: Rev Jeremy Brading surprised even himself by completing a 140-mile cycle ride from Guildford to Weymouth
18-19 October: will your church be one of hundreds around the country urging local politicians to tackle climate change?
It’s almost November, which means Will Aid month is fast approaching.
Phil Evans, Regional Coordinator for Buckinghamshire is cycling 100 miles to raise money for Christian Aid
Summer 2014: the priest acknowledges supporters' gifts, actions and prayers during Christian Aid Week.
In September, we welcome a new Christian Aid Collective intern to Oxfordshire.
Our new intern, Ruth, is passionate about social justice and is looking forward to working with your church!
8 July 2014: members lobby MP on climate change and tax justice issues.
Tuesday 8 July 2014: use it to keep up with what we're doing in the East Midlands.
Barton-on-Sea event raises record sum to support our work.
Kay and Fiona tell us what inspires them to give us such passionate, committed support.
Join us as hundreds of churches come together to urge politicians to take strong action on climate change.
Fantastic summer fundraiser at Bledlow Manor in Buckinghamshire raises more than £1,200.
Thank you for all you got up to for Christian Aid Week this year!
19 June 2014: last year, the Goldsworthy sisters sold ice cream for Christian Aid Week – this year they climbed Snowdon!
This October, will your church be one of hundreds around the country urging local politicians to tackle climate change?
18 June 2014: stunt held in Norwich raises awareness of tax injustice.
18 June 2014: download a special May and June update from the East Midlands.
19 June 2014: this October, will your church join hundreds of others to urge politicians to tackle climate change?
London Road Festival goers put their hands up for peace!
Imogen Hardman gets ready to inspire supporters in the South West.
May 2014: self-confessed 'chatterbox' Rebecca rises to tough Christian Aid Week challenge.
Thursday 5 June 2014: Melton Mowbray residents create a Colombian hut during Christian Aid Week.
May 2014: Southend-on-Sea church representative Berit Pedersen shares top tips on organising a supermarket collection.
28 May 2014: congratulations to the Loughborough Christian Aid committee who raised over £10,000 for Christian Aid Week!
28 May 2014: from cake stalls to Scottish dancing, supporters from Holy Trinity Church had great fun raising over £1,000!
Thursday 22 May 2014: thank you for your support this Christian Aid Week from everyone in the East Midlands office.
July 2014: come and meet one of the stars of Christian Aid Week 2014!
22 May 2014: Call in for a Cuppa brews up extra funds in Shrewsbury.
22 May 2014: Isle of Wight supporters raise £450 during Christian Aid Week.
15 May 2014: supporters in Wiltshire take part in 70ft free-fall abseil at the start of Christian Aid Week.
Over 100 supporters join in sponsored walk along Bournemouth and Poole's seafront.
Thursday 15 May: The next East Midlands update is now available to download.
13 May 2014: nine teams battle it out for the title of the first Chandler's Ford Christian Aid football tournament.
Look out for Jack, Grandad and their puppeteer Andi Markham as they tour 7 cities in 7 days for Christian Aid.
29 April 2014: Church duo to spend just £5 on food and drink for five days to raise money for Christian Aid Week.
Church leader seeks shelter in shepherd's hut in support of victims of violence.
Solicitors' firm raises thousands for will-making campaign.
Why is our intern sleeping on a church floor and living on £1 for 5 days? Read on...
26 March 2014: The Diocese of Worcester has launched its year-long Tax and Economic Justice Partnership.
9 April 2014: Walkers of all ages came from far and wide for a fantastic fundraiser.
7 April 2014: Supporters in Brixham raise over £1,000 for Christian Aid.
9 April 2014: Let’s use the billions in our pensions to protect our planet.
Lend a hand to victims of the Colombian conflict.
April 2014: Berkshire youth group raises an impressive £6000.
Kent church leaders send encouraging message to supporters as preparations begin.
Wednesday 19 March: thank you to schools in the Southwell and Nottingham Diocese who raised over £1,000 from their Big Sing for Christian Aid.
Thursday 20 March: the East Midlands fortnightly update is now available on our regional website.
Wednesday 19 March 2014: Derbyshire young people fast to raise more than £900 for Christian Aid
Supporters in Bristol and Somerset learn how our food choices have an impact on people and planet.
Commuters give over £1000 to Christian Aid at Sevenoaks station in response to carol singers.
This spring we are delighted to welcome Sarjon Toma from Iraq who will be speaking at various events around the South East.
Find out what's happening around the North East this Spring
May 2014: Singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones can help you engage your community this Christian Aid Week.
15 January 2014: regional administrator in the Norwich office (six-month fixed-term contract)
One of our groups even got a mention in the House of Commons this month!
Schools, churches, youth groups and business make a splash for cash at University of Birmingham swimming pool.
This spring we welcome Sarjon Toma from Iraq to the region to share stories of hope and transformation.
16 December 2013: £2,600 raised over two nights of festive singing.
Thursday 12 December: new role available as a regional administrator in the East Midlands office.
Regional manager Linda Tiongco witnesses the devastation in the Philippines and the huge relief effort.
December 2013: our United Reformed Church intern Ian shares his plans to make people passionate about social justice.
Find out how local supporter Tim Friend got on when he cycled an incredible 400 miles for Christian Aid!
27 November 2013: 100ft church tower abseil raises over £2,000 for Christian Aid.
25 October 2013: Oxford intern Amy Lockwood shares the work she has witnessed by our partners in Colombia.
11 November: Reflections on an inspiring trip to see the crucial work of Christian Aid partners in Burundi
23 October 2013: Bristol coordinator sees hope and challenge in the Amazon
Has your congregation got what it takes?
Our new intern, Joey, on how he can help you to change the world (helped by a colouring book and slice of cake).
October 2013: A chat at the school gate led a group of Hertfordshire mums to run the Royal Parks Half Marathon.
14 October 2013: working together to make sure small bees have a big impact on families in Ethiopia.
27 November 2013: walkers aged six to 76 take part in 11-mile sponsored walk.
October 2013: four Bideford churches host Safari Supper for Christian Aid.
October 2013: a simple way to make a donation to Christian Aid this November.
27 September 2013: new intern Hannah sets off for Colombia.
September 2013: Julian Bryant and Imogen Tate visit partners pverseas to see how they are fighting poverty.
17 September 2013: successful event sees 25 brave people abseil down church tower.
16 September 2013: will you speak up for those who have no voice?
17 September 2013: find out how one family almost doubled their cake sale profits in one year.
19 September 2013: a short introduction from West Midlands' new Christian Aid Collective intern.
September 2013: a big welcome to Helen!
September 2013: dare-devil supporter tackles England's longest zipwire to raise money for Christian Aid.
August 2013: tackling the hills in memory of his father, a Christian Aid supporter.
22 August 2013: three Nottinghamshire men cycle from Lands' End to John o'Groats, raising over £3,000 for charity.
22 August 2013: the Long Eaton and Sawley Christian Aid Committee has raised over £300 with their Christian Aid Week quiz night.
Keen sportsman Ben gets set to join the South West team.
August 2013: Christian Aid’s Dorset coordinator takes on 140-mile homecoming ride.
Cath Greenlees is lacing up her walking boots to raise funds for Christian Aid.
Christian Aid's team in Oxford welcome Adrian Whalley and Phil Evans.
October 2013: find out more about the visit of Bishop Martin Blaise Nyaboho from Burundi to the East Midlands
September 2013: Nick Thorley and Judi Perry will visit partners to see how they're fighting poverty.
1 August 2013: Lily Lock's luck lands her the regional title.
September 2013: three seasonal ideas to get your church praying and acting for an end to poverty.
July 2013: how one man exceeded his £10,000 fundraising goal with a solo expedition.
22 July 2013: A night of celebration with the former Archbishop of Canterbury at a packed Minster
22 July 2013: a spiritual walk on the sunniest of days.
A fun and easy way to raise funds for Christian Aid and get all ages involved...
July 17 2013: North Staffordshire Walk participants persevere to raise thousands after the event is cancelled.
July 2013: find out how supporters in East Sussex used their creativity to raise awareness of hunger.
9 July 2013: Jill Rhodes, from Wirksworth, writes about Christian Aid Week in the town and surrounding villages.
June 2013: Christian Aid North West are looking for people to get quizzical this September with Quizaid 2013.
9 July 2013: fancy trying a new fundraising idea? Sleaford's sponsored knit-in could get your creative juices flowing.
When 50,000 people came together at Big IF events to call on G8 leaders to tackle world hunger, this is what happened...
July 2013: A big welcome to Ian and Rachel, who will join the South East team in September.
June 2013: the real Brazil comes to Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
June 2013: supporters battle wet weather to celebrate Christian Aid Week in Hampshire!
London Road Festival welcomes the IF campaign.
Winners of this year's Yorkshire paper quiz are announced.
June 2013: Intern Thom says his farewells
19 June 2013: seventy-six-year-old cycles 600 miles to combat poverty.
Bringing you an engaging Harvest worship experience.
April 2013: the South East team is fundraising - please sponsor us as we take the Live Below The Line challenge and each live on £1 a day for five days.
27 June 2013: Rosie Venner from the South East team travels to Bolivia to find out how Christian Aid's partners are tackling poverty.
4 June 2013: well done to St Thomas', Bampton, who raised over £130 at their Christian Aid Week cake sale.
June 2013: as G8 leaders meet this month, be part of the IF campaign and help tackle global hunger.
6 June 2013: it's Volunteers' Week so what better time to say thank you to all our amazing volunteers.
6 June 2013: Christine Harrison, treasurer of Leicester Christian Aid group, shares fundraising stories from the area.
31 May 2013: Christian Aid intern, Alice Cane, helped the East Midlands URC to hold a ‘Big Picnic’ for young people
28 May 2013: we're celebrating volunteer week by putting the spotlight on John G, a NW volunteer.
21 July 2013: Join us at Sunderland Minster for a celebration of your work during Christian Aid Week.
Help us tackle the scandal of global hunger this summer.
8 May 2013: the greatest opportunity to finally end global hunger.
20 April 2013: Some daring supporters in Essex took up the challenge of abseiling down Ingatestone's church tower.
A big thank you to those in Crewe who took part in a fantastic sponsored swim.
16 April 2013: bishops abandon mitres and don Lycra to raise funds and show solidarity with Christian Aid supporters across Wiltshire.
June 2013: join thousands of supporters for our IF events to be part of one of the biggest campaigning moments since Make Poverty History.
April 2013: Chris Bright reports on the wide-ranging activities he has been involved in as the Oxford intern.
27 March 2013: Christian Aid Week is fast approaching. Which of these simple ideas could your church try this year?
26 March 2013: twenty people have raised funds for Christian Aid by abseiling down the Vermont Hotel in Newcastle.
25 March 2013: our top tips for getting media coverage of your local Christian Aid Week event or house to house collection.
Bite back at hunger this Christian Aid Week!
20 March 2013: have you enjoyed the North West pre-Christian Aid Week events?
18 March 2013: Christian Aid and Islamic Relief supporters lobby Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan on the IF campaign.
Monday 18 March 2013: pupils from the Christ the King School in Nottingham lobbied Gedling MP Vernon Coaker on the IF campaign at their school.
27 February 2013: Ashbourne's third Strictly Come Dancing event a huge success, with over 70 people attending and raising around £300.
February-March 2013: take a stand against the injustice of global hunger and lobby your MP.
Local agencies and churches met at Bristol City Hall to launch the 'IF' campaign in the South West.
13 February 2013: Stephen Williams MP (Bristol West) takes our tax justice concerns to the top.
12 February 2013: read about what your local office has been up to.
25 January 2013: Assistant Mayor Councillor Sood and the Bishop of Leicester joined us outside Leicester Cathedral.
26 February 2013: take a stand against the social injustice of world hunger and lobby your local MP as part of the IF campaign
February 2013: church leaders call for political action to end tax dodging by multinational companies.
January 2013: volunteering opportunity - calling all local preachers!
Bristol & Swindon church leaders see the work of Christian Aid's goodwill ambassador on HIV & AIDS in Uganda
21 January 2013: Sam Rylands, the latest addition to the East Midlands team, introduces himself as our new media volunteer.
7 January 2013: Chinnor Christian Aid Committee and Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway joined forces for an unusual carol concert!
January 2013 - volunteering opportunity: calling all local preachers.
2013: 'like' us on Facebook to share the latest updates and photos from Christian Aid in the East of England and our supporters.
5 December 2012 - Olympic medallist goes over the edge for Christian Aid.
5 December: Pupils at the Nottingham Emmanuel school rap and sing to raise money for Christian Aid’s partnership scheme.
23 November 2012: some brave souls abseiled down a church tower in Essex. You could do it, too!
Read about his experiences during his two-week visit.
8 November 2012: Caroline Ballard writes about the popular Brigg quiz night that raised a fantastic £655.74!
5 November 2012: this month, a local Will Aid solicitor will write your Will and ask only for a donation to charity.
2 November 2012: journey towards Christmas with Christian Aid.
Hold stunts, lobby your MP or take our actions; just a few things you can do to fight poverty, campaigns style
8 November 2012: Karen Tallant reflects on her 'Going for Gold' Mission Weekend - and a sponsored skydive!
31 October 2012: this week two more faces - Joel and Lindsay - became part of our East Midlands team
Artist Timothy Vivian donates proceeds from life's work to Christian Aid.
October 2012: Christian Aid supporters showed their solidarity with tens of thousands of landless poor people in India.
17 October 2012: marchers in Malvern are celebrating the successful outcome of land rights campaigners in India.
11 October 2012: days after the Bede’s Way solidarity walk, Indian March for Justice is called off having achieved victory.
October 2012: supporters step on board the Tax Justice Bus as it rolls into the region and tick for tax justice.
12 October 2012: hundreds of supporters, MPs, church and civic leaders hop on board the Tax Justice Bus in the North East
11 October 2012: Kea's 2012 Quizaid draws in teams of all ages.
11 October 2012: say hello to our new volunteer speaker in Essex, Joe Knock.
5 October 2012: Canterbury group celebrates Africa with music and jollof rice.
28 September 2012: over 120 young people from Durham Diocese gather in Durham Cathedral to explore issues of poverty, inequality and faith.
The tax justice bus has now left the East Midlands after visiting for two days on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September. Read here what happened during its trip as well as find links to see photographs
Did you catch the Tax Justice Bus in your area? Find out how you can get on board with the campaign.
21 September 2012: what do Christian Aid interns do? Find out more about the Christian Aid Collective and volunteering...
3-7 September 2012: Christian Aid's Tax Justice Tour received an enthusiastic welcome in Bristol, Taunton and Salisbury.
18 September 2012: Alice Cane, new youth and student volunteer intern for the East Midlands, writes about herself, her new role and her claim to fame!
September 2012: want to climb a mountain or test your stamina with a long distance walk? Are you a keen cyclist, runner or swimmer?
10 young people from Ashbourne took part in a 24 hour trampolinathon, raising £600 for Christian Aid! Catherine Green, Youth Group Leader, writes about how it all went.
August 2012: cycling, swimming or running? Find your own challenge event and raise money for Christian Aid.
29 August 2012: Isle of Man smashes Christian Aid Week target
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.
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.
15 August 2012: bucket collections are an easy way to collect money. Read Eirlys Jessop's experience...
August 2012: buying Fairtrade is good, selling Fairtrade is even better! How to sell Fairtrade Christmas cards in your community.
8 August: Jane Hough from Winchester beats ski injury to raise funds for Christian Aid.
3 August: 10-year-old Chloe Sawbridge from Plymstock inspired to run half marathon by the Good Samaritan.
1 August 2012: local historian and TV presenter, John Grundy, tells us why he's walking Bede's Way for Christian Aid.
27 July 2012: supporters from across the north west take part in Preston's dragon boat race and raise thousands for poor communities around the world.
24 July 2012: are you addicted to your mobile phone? Can't live without your iPod? Trinity Methodist trys a digi-fast.
11 October 2012: latest update on Christian Aid supporter John Wilmut's 1,000 mile walk to help children in the world's poorest countries.
3 July 2012 - Claire and Sheila are winners in the Christian Aid Week West of England paper quiz 2012.
2 July 2012: volunteers are crucial to Christian Aid's work. Read about Liz's experiences as a North West office volunteer to see what she gets up to!
29 June 2012: Christian Aid North West joins Warrington Walking Day, a traditional event that dates back to 1834.
27 June 2012: Christian Aid's Director, Loretta Minghella, joins a celebration picnic to launch the Poverty Over exhibition at Winchester Cathedral.
22 June 2012: two mayors and a town crier joined forces in May 2012 to start the annual Newton Abbot Christian Aid Week sponsored walk.
22 June 2012: Jeanne Kamara from Sierra Leone pays a whirlwind visit to South West England during Christian Aid Week 2012.
19 June 2012 - Bristol's Renewal Choir release their new single, after a show-stopping performance at 'Change the world'.
19 June 2012: catering students at Leicester College take part in a challenge to cook a silver-service standard meal on just £1.
18 June 2012 - the Bishop of Bath and Wells joins the Secretary of State to highlight the Church's vital role at the Rio+20 Earth Summit 2012.
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.
8 June 2012: Bulwell URC spring fair sets new record for Christian Aid Week.
May 2012 - once again this popular supporters' event in the West of England proved to be a success
1 May 2012: Eirlys, Christian Aid North West's regional coordinator, reflects on the first six months in post.
22 April 2012: congratulations to Paul Anderson from Loughborough who completed the 2012 London Marathon, raising over £5,000 for Christian Aid.
20 April 2012: join us at Once and for all in the North West, Christian Aid's dynamic new presentation that unveils our transforming work in the poorest countries.
15 April 2012: Christian Aid's Hannah Griffiths is gearing up to cycle hundreds of miles this summer to help change lives around the world.
April 2012: two interns push themselves to the limit running and cycling 661 miles to raise money for the world's poorest people.
April 2012: you will smile, you may cry, you will learn, you may be outraged and you will be freshly inspired for CA Week 2012.
April 2012: thank you to everyone who walked 26 miles through the night to raise money for Christian Aid.
April 2012: from Penzance to Portsmouth and many places in between, we’ve been meeting our supporters.
April 2012: Christian Aid supporter inspired by a trip to visit our partners in Tajikistan.
April 2012: supporters in the South East have been hearing about the vital work Christian Aid partners are doing to bring hope to Haiti.
April 2012: if you're holding a summer festival or fete this summer we can support you to help it change lives.
April 2012: Christian Aid youth interns take on the London to Brighton 100k challenge.
April 2012: it's going to be a busy summer 2012 for young people in the North West, find out how you can get involved.
April 2012: this year 14 pre-Christian Aid Week events were held from Alsager to Carlisle, Crosby to Mossley attracting 300 people.
April 2012: Jenny Sutcliffe from Newcastle shares her experience of living below the line in 2011 and her motivation for doing it again.
April 2012: despite the cold and bleak start to the year, the North East office is getting excited about the coming months.
April 2012: Christian Aid's Laura and Steph are available to speak about their experiences of our partners' inspirational work in India.
22 March 2012: Christian Aid campaigners learn how to turn their 'Passion into action' at London training day.
10 March 2012: child labour photography exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry.
March 2012: Richman Ncube grew up in Zimbabwe's western district of Plumtree and volunteers as a speaker for Christian Aid.
March 2012: the West Midlands kicked off a series of round table meetings with senior church leaders to discuss ‘tax as a tool for Justice’.
March 2012 - Wells MP Tessa Munt has raised questions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer about tax haven transparency.
March 2012 - Christian Aid West of England takes home silver at the Fairtrade business awards.
March 2012 - why not join Christian Aid West on Facebook and keep up with the latest news and events.
March 2012: 29 Mevagissey supporters do sponsored laps around the Lost Gardens of Heligan to raise money.
March 2012: Christian Aid Director inspires supporters to donate over £1000 at Isle of Wight talk.
March 2012: six church leaders from across Beds, Berks Bucks, Herts and Oxon gather to discuss Christian Aid's tax campaign.
March 2012: Christian Aid in Oxfordshire hosts an evening of good food and inspirational stories from India.
March 2012: Windsor Christian Aid supporters hear first-hand account of Haiti earthquake.
March 2012: a group of brave and daring souls challenged themselves to abseil 74-foot down St Etheldreda’s Church in Old Hatfield.
March 2012: Jess Durham tells us about her experience interning for Christian Aid North West and the memories she will treasure.
March 2012: interns Hannah and Claire spend a busy Fairtrade Fortnight speaking in unis, churches and youth groups across London.
2012: Loughborough staff are available to speak about Christian Aid partners in Tajikistan and India.
January 2012: sponsored swim hopes to raise nearly £5,000 for Christian Aid's work.
19 September 2013: find out how to share your event with the rest of the region in just one email.
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