Christian Aid would like to say a big thank you to members of St Paul’s church, Winchmore Hill, N21 who announced that they have raised a total of £1556.18 for our Refugee Crisis Appeal.
The charity group ran a series of fundraising events across the year, including a coffee morning, bric-a-brac stall and football tournament.
The Harvest Festival on 2 October 2016 kicked off activities with a Harvest Home service in church followed by a two-course roast lunch for 110 guests.
Another highlight was the five-a-side football tournament, inspired by parishioner and keen footballer Fabrizio. Players were enthusiastic to take part, with some teams actively registering ahead of time and taking to the turf ready to play at St Paul's Primary School.
Refreshments in the form of hot and cold drinks, freshly prepared hot dogs, burgers and homemade cakes were sold. Raising vital funds and importantly, staving off hunger pangs. A great day was had by spectators and players alike, with cheers from the crowd as the winning team claimed their trophy.
The final cheque was presented by Father Stephen Coleman, accompanied by the church representative Luise Schafer, to Enfield’s London Region Church Coordinator Frances Reynolds on Tuesday 26 September.
The money raised will help us to provide essential support for refugees in Greece and Syria and for displaced Syrians and Iraqis in the Middle East.
For more information about our Refugee Crisis Appeal, including ways to get involved, visit the Refugee Crisis Appeal page.