Friday, 8 May 2015

Walk the Walk this Christian Aid Week

It’s Christian Aid Week again and this year our attention is drawn to the vulnerability of people who live right on the edge of survival.

Photo credit:Christian Aid/M Gonzalez-Noda
Loko Jarso from Ethiopia, pictured here, collects firewood for a meagre living. She walks alone, her thin plastic shoes punctured by thorns, afraid she could be attacked by hyenas at any moment.

Very different from our own lives in Natland and Oxenholme, but every year we take that leap of imagination and give generously to help people like her. This year money has had to be found to help Christian Aid partners affected by the earthquake in Nepal, as well. Visit for more information.

There'll be someone coming round with an envelope for you to fill, or if you get missed out, then come to our Coffee Morning in the Village Hall on Saturday 16th May, 10am-12 noon. There'll be plants, cakes, a raffle and a bring and buy, as well as an opportunity to find out more about the work of Christian Aid.                                                                              Elspeth Jayne.