The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby
, is asking parishes to ‘go for it’ and sign up to collect money during Christian Aid week
which takes place next week.
Speaking in a specially recorded video he calls on parishes to “Go for it with the volunteers”. Acknowledging that it is often difficult for volunteers to find time to go collecting, the Archbishop said; “they may not individually see the fruits of what they do, but they are doing something which is seen by God and which changes things.”
Volunteers will be needed for street collection in Fakenham
on Thursday May 15
. Those wishing to help should contact the Parish Office 01328 862268
or fill in the rota which is at the back of parish church.
There will also be two fund-raising stalls on that Thursday. Donations of cakes, preserves, plants, bric-a-brac, jewellery and books etc are also needed, and these can be brought to the church on Sunday May 11 or on the Thursday itself.
Christian Aid week is the longest running door-to-door fundraising week in the UK, and raises about £12 million
a year nationally. The Christian Aid week theme this year is Reconciliation
with a special focus on supporting communities in war-ravaged countries including South Sudan, helping them to rebuild their lives and live a life free from fear.
For more on Christian Aid week, including a message from the new East of England Regional Co-ordinator, click here