Christian Aid’s work is founded on Christian faith, and acts to change an unjust world through practical love
and care for its neighbours, regardless of their faith or nationality. Christian Aid believes that all people should live life in all its fullness free from poverty, a life of freedom and hope, having power over
their own lives.
Christian Aid's essential purpose
to expose the scandal of poverty
to help in practical ways to root it out from the world
to challenge and change structures and systems that favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalised
The Long Eaton and Sawley Christian Aid group was revived in 2012 and currently has reps from Trinity Methodist, United Reformed, Long Eaton Baptist and Tamworth Road Catholic Church. We also communicate with several other local churches which hold regular fundraising events for Christian Aid. Our area Christian Aid rep, Claire Bampton is very supportive and provides valuable advice and resources.
We have found the people of Long Eaton very responsive to our fundraising efforts, which include a collection at Tesco, street collections at the town centre Carol Singing and cake stalls. Other activities have included a soup lunch, garden party and All Saints' regular quiz night. Funds raised for Christian Aid have amounted to between £600 and £800 in a typical year.
Plans for 2017: (Christian Aid week 14th - 20th May)
A Big Brekkie event is being planned at both Trinity Methodist Church and the URC on 20th May.
Bucket collection at Tesco on Friday 4th August.
Bucket collection at the Churches Together Carol Singing event in the town centre in December.
Latest News - The Big Brekkie events this year raised an amazing total of £950 for Christian Aid.