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Norfolk churches raise vital Christian Aid funds

Christian Aid1Norfolk supporters of Christian Aid have recently raised over £2,000 for the charity at local music and entertainment events.

A wide range of new and traditional organ pieces were enjoyed by more than 70 people at Holy Trinity Church, Norwich on October 23, organised by the Christian Aid Norwich Commission. 

Pieces played by organist
Richard Cockaday included Stanley’s “Trumpet Voluntary”, Largo from Dvorak’s “New World Symphony”, “With Cat-like tread” by Arthur Sullivan and The Vicar of Dibley theme by Howard Goodall.   The audience were invited to exercise their own voices with several well-known hymns too.  John Balls, a chorister at the church since 1943, entertained with poetry and readings including Betjeman’s “Diary of a church mouse”, W S Gilbert’s “Captain Reece”.  

All of this made for a fine and enjoyable evening, and raised over £460 for Christian Aid’s partnership project in Kenya.  This project attracts European Union matched funding which will make the total up to over £1800, a fantastic achievement.

Photo courtesy of Holy Trinity, Norwich:  John Balls (left) and Richard Cockaday, Organist (right)


The profits from an Evening with Mike Wallis and friends produced a fantastic £500 for Christian Aid’s work.  They are grateful for his generous support, that of St George’s Theatre in their stunning, newly refurbished arts venue and Jean Fisher, the Great Yarmouth Christian Aid Group local organiser, and all who attended.  

ChristianAid2At St John’s Church Garboldisham, over £45 was raised at a coffee morning in October to help support Christian Aid's work with communities in need around the world.

All gifts, large and small make a real difference to the work Christian Aid’s partners with people facing disasters, poverty and injustice.  The organisation want to say thank you to all who have been so faithful and generous in their support.

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