Reader letter: Christian Aid thanks

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Churches Together in March raised £3178.31 during Christian Aid Week this year, an increase of £243 on 2012 thanks to the generosity of the people of March.

The money was raised in a number of different ways including coffee mornings and lunches, with the bulk of the money coming from house-to-house (£2280.26) and street and Sainsbury’s supermarket collections (£490.75).

The money raised during Christian Aid Week, added to monies raised during the year from Christian Aid lunches and other events, means that over £6260 has been raised for Christian Aid in the past year.

A great deal of the money raised during the year has been donated to Christian Aid’s project in Sao Paulo. This project is supported by the European Union which gives £3 for every £1 we raise. In the Fenland area money raised by the March and Wisbech Christian Aid Groups, with the EU contribution, has helped some of the poorest people in Brazil to improve their working and living conditions.

May I thank all those individuals who have assisted with collections, Fenland District Council for enabling us to hold a street collection and run a market stall, Sainsbury’s supermarket for allowing us to collect in the store, and all those who have donated money to Christian Aid this year.

Rev Jenny Webb

Christian Aid Organiser, Churches Together March