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Supporter stories

Inspirational stories from Christian Aid supporters throughout the UK and Ireland.

If you've got a story about what you've done for Christian Aid that you'd like to share, please contact us.


Supporter runs half marathon in bare feet

Bill Holden

Bill Holden from West Norwood decided to run in the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2011 for Christian Aid in completely bare feet. What an incredible achivement.

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Nairobi team climbs Mount Kenya

Martin Mbalu

Inspired by fundraisers across the UK and Ireland who raise money each Christian Aid Week, in May 2011 an intrepid team of 15 members of staff from Christian Aid’s Nairobi office climbed Mount Kenya.

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Bishop as a barista

Bishop as a barista

The Bishop of Oxford tried his hand as a barista to raise awareness of how small-scale coffee farmers in Nicaragua have been supported by Christian Aid to work their way out of poverty.

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Wooler shop for Christian Aid Week

Wooler Shop

For the last 14 years, our supporters in the Glendale Valley, Northumberland, have turned an empty shop on Wooler High Street into a charity shop for Christian Aid Week.

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The Edinburgh book sale

Edinburgh book sale

The annual Christian Aid Week book sale in St Andrew's and St George's West Church in Edinburgh raised an amazing £103,000 this year.

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Scoot for a hoot

Scoot for a Hoot

Wonderful video from Christian Aid Week 2011 with supporters in Loughborough putting their mobility scooters through their paces to raise money.

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Malan from Golwg360 visits Tajikistan

Davatlignor, a member of a local women's committee in the village of Pomir, Tajikistan

Golwg360 journalist Malan Wilkinson looks at the challenges facing Tajikistan's people, in the fields of HIV, climate change, livelihoods and access to rights.

Blog and updates

Pupils at Beacon CE School multiply their money

Beacon CE School pupils fundraise for Christian Aid

Pupils at The Beacon CE School, Exmouth, have been baking, cleaning and selling to help transform a community Burkina Faso.

Raising funds

Every penny counts

Mill View School pupils

Year 6 pupils from Mill View Primary School in Chester raised £288.79 for Christian Aid’s Harvest appeal.

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Russell's African adventure

Russell Jones presenter of the popular Welsh language television series Byw yn yr Ardd

Russell Jones, the effervescent presenter of the popular Welsh-language television series, Byw yn yr Ardd, is visiting Kenya and Tanzania with Branwen Niclas of Christian Aid.

African adventure

King James Bible readathon

Bishop of Oxford opening the Wellington College KJV Readathon

In the beginning was the Word... a college and community in Berkshire has held a marathon reading of the entire King James Bible to mark the version's 400th anniversary and raise money for Christian Aid.

Charity readathon

Artist donates life's work to Christian Aid

Timothy Vivian sits with two of his paintings

Long term Christian Aid supporter and Pershore-based artist, Timothy Vivian, has generously donated his life's work of paintings to Christian Aid.

A life's work

Walking the line to raise money for Haiti

MOBO award-winning singer-songwriter and music teacher Fola walked the length and breadth of London following the city's tube network to raise money for the Haiti earthquake relief effort.

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A tribute to Christian Aid supporter Marjorie Viner

Marjorie Viner at Coventry Cathedral

Mrs Marjorie Viner, a longstanding Christian Aid supporter and chairperson of Christian Aid's committee in Coventry, died earlier this month aged 88 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Marjorie's story

Five-year-old raises over £150 for Pakistan floods appeal

A five-year-old girl from Glasgow has raised over £150 for the DEC Pakistan Floods appeal after baking cakes with her two-year old sister.

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Supporter raises £400 for Pakistan floods

Meilyr Tomos

Meilyr Tomos, 21, a supporter from north Pembrokeshire who was born with Downs Syndrome, has once again showed his passion for playing the piano and fundraising by collecting more than £400 for the Pakistan floods appeal.

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Truly scrumptious fundraising

Imogen Allen

14 year-old Imogen Allen has produced a handmade recipe book called Truly Scrumptious that has already raised £875 for Christian Aid’s work.

Recipe to change the world

Shepherd cycles Scottish coastline

Arthur Cross

A shepherd from the Scottish borders and his teacher friend are battling stormy weather as they cycle the entire Scottish coast to raise money for Christian Aid.

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Father Simon's walk to Walsingham

Father Simon

A priest from Edinburgh has completed a 350-mile pilgrimage to Walsingham in Norfolk to raise money for his church and Christian Aid.

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Turn your trash to cash for Christian Aid!

Trash to Cash

When Lynn Day decluttered her house for BBC TV, she sold off loads of unwanted bits and bobs – and raised a tidy sum for Christian Aid. Now you can do the same.

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Christian Aid supporters awarded MBEs

Two Christian Aid supporters have been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday List for their work in fighting global poverty.

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Mosque helps out local church

A church whose £600 Christian Aid Week collection was stolen has had the money replaced by members of the neighbouring mosque.

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Playing his part

A CD produced by 19 year-old student Meilyr Tomos, who was born with Down’s Syndrome, has raised £1,500 for the work of Christian Aid.

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Couple say 'I do' again...

A couple from Lancashire celebrated their 35th anniversary by saying 'I do' a second time while raising more than £800 for Christian Aid.

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