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Published on 23 June 2021

We're so grateful for your support!

Thank you so much to all our amazing supporters and volunteers up and down the country for their heroic efforts this Christian Aid Week.

Throughout May you've collected, delivered, baked, walked, worshipped, sponsored, sung and quizzed your way to fundraising success. You've connected, you've celebrated and - most importantly - you've had fun!

We could not be more grateful for your support, and we have been delighted to hear about your events, services and activities all over the UK. Here's we're sharing some of our favourite stories.

Your efforts and your  gifts will help to create lasting change for communities all over the world, helping them stand strong and look to the future with hope.

It's not too late to give a Christian Aid Week gift

Please donate so that together we can stop this climate crisis.

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St Thomas C of E Primary school in Boston, Lincolnshire

Pupils at St Thomas undertook their own unique 300,000 steps challenge this May.

The children walked three laps per class around their football pitch to achieve their 300,000 step tota, and were also given a red envelope to take home. 

The collection - blessed by Reverend Jane Robertson during collective worship -  totalled £192. A fantastic result!

Christine Stainer's afternoon tea boxes in Suffolk

Suffolk supporter Christine Stainer raised £200 with her afternoon tea boxes.

Packed with treats including homemade brownies, scones and sandwiches, her £10-per-person 'Afternoon tea in a box' packs were a smash hit.

Our local coordinator Julian Bryant remarked, ‘There were a lot more cakes in the box but in my family's haste to eat them, I forgot to take a photo until after the chocolate brownie, cupcake etc. were eaten!’

Well done, Christine.

A photo of tea and biscuits
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Hexham supporters carrying water
Hexham supporters carrying water

John and Tony's five-mile water collection from the River Tyne, Northumberland

John McArdle and Tony Brookes, supporters from Hexham in Northumberland, walked five miles from their home to fetch water from the River Tyne before returning home with it.

The eye-catching stunt highlighted the challenges faced by Rose and others living with the effects of climate change in Kenya, and got local press coverage in the Hexham Courant. 

Local delivery-only collections raised over £2,500 for Christian Aid Week.

Thanks so much to John and Tony for raising awareness, and to all the local volunteers and supporters in Hexham.  

Kinross' Water Bucket Challenge

Young people in Kinross, Scotland made their contribution to Christian Aid Week by carrying out their ‘Water Bucket Challenge', designed to help them understand the struggles of communities that face daily access to enough water to live.

Sponsored by family and friends, challenge participants collected buckets of water from Kirkgate Park Jetty at Loch Leven, then carried them up to Kinross Parish Church, where it stored and used to water the church garden.

Alongside the Kinross groups' other CAW fundraising, the challenge puts their Christian Aid Week total at over £5000!

Huge congratulations to our supporters in the Kinross area.

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Watch this short video featuring Florence Muthiani, thanking supporters like you for their donations and participation during this year's Christian Aid Week.


A special thank you message from Florence

Watch this short video featuring Florence Muthiani, thanking supporters like you for their donations and participation during this year's Christian Aid Week.