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Christian Aid Week 60th anniversary

We’ve been there for refugees since 1945. We won’t turn our backs now.

British churches founded Christian Aid in 1945 to support refugees who had lost their homes and possessions in the Second World War. Twelve years later, we launched Christian Aid Week to help fund this ongoing work.

Theodor was one of the many refugees who fled his country in search of safety. Hear his incredible story and why he has been a Christian Aid Week collector ever since.

Sixty years ago, Christians refused to stand by while people like Theodor suffered in refugee camps. Our generation is rising to that challenge again.

Christian Aid Week Diamond Awards

None of our work would be possible without the tireless dedication of our volunteers. As we mark the diamond anniversary of Christian Aid Week, we’re also celebrating the amazing people like you and Theodor who make it happen.

Entries for diamond award nominations have now closed. We will unveil our most dedicated and dazzling Christian Aid Week diamond award winners in the coming weeks, so watch this space!

Will you be a diamond?

Will you join them? Whether you collect house to house, invite your community round for a Big Brekkie or hold a church collection – be a diamond this Christian Aid Week.

Everyone should have a safe place to call home

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