Christian Aid

Christian Aid

Have you ever wondered what you can do to help the poorest in the world?

You can help by supporting Christian Aid. Here is an opportunity to make a real difference in other parts of the world – places that we might never ourselves see.

Poverty is an outrage against humanity.  It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives.  Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality if together we enhance the power of the poor to make fundamental choices about the economic, social, personal and political aspects of their lives.

Christian Aid has been helping people to lift themselves out of poverty for nearly 70 years.  The organisation was founded in 1945 in the aftermath of the Second World War, as the British and Irish churches’ response to the refugee crisis in Europe.   Today Christian Aid works in approximately 48 countries and the campaigning activities in Britain and Ireland are still firmly rooted in our Christian faith.   Christian Aid is the churches’ development agency.  We are sponsored by the churches and unite people from all denominations and networks in prayer and service.

As followers of Jesus, we take our inspiration from his mission and ministry.  We are driven by the gospel of good news to the poor and are inspired by the vision of a new earth where everyone lives in justice, peace and plenty.

We make the biggest impact by working through trusted partners.  And because we don’t give funds to governments, we avoid corrupt regimes.  A considerable amount of money goes to providing emergency aid every year, but we commit as much as possible to long-term development to make sure we are providing lasting solutions to poverty.

If you would like to know about the work of Christian Aid please go to the website: www.christianaid.org.uk.

If you would like to volunteer and help our local Christian Aid group in Brigg and District please contact our Chairperson –  Sheila Neave – tel 01652  658551    or our Secretary – Caroline Ballard – tel 01652 659560.