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Event: Christian Aid Week 2022
Date: From Sunday, 15 May 2022
To Saturday, 21 May 2022
Location: wherever you are

[From Tony Bartley, Joint Christian Aid Co-ordinator for Congleton]

It seems almost wrong to ask people in Congleton to donate to unknown foreigners in Africa and the Third World when there are so many demands on everyone's decreasing incomes and when so many of our neighbours are facing financial hardship. Everyone is feeling the pinch and there is real poverty in our midst. I think the sad truth is that no matter how hard it is for us, there are people in the world who are in a much worse predicament.

I think the situation in Ukraine has thrown into sharp relief how the fortunes of once- comfortable, happy citizens can be turned upside down in weeks. The generosity and open heartedness of people throughout Europe and the UK has revealed to us how interlinked we all are and how, when the chips are down, we know who our neighbours really are. The Christian story of the Good Samaritan touches us all and we can all say, "there but for the grace of God go I".

Once a year, Christian Aid Week shines a light on this Good Samaritan story and traditionally envelopes have been pushed through doors all over the UK and collected in the week so that those less fortunate than ourselves can get some help from us. The need is still there, but the traditional envelopes have changed. Instead there is a dedicated website (which is linked to the churches in Congleton) where donations of any amount, large or small, can be made. It all goes into the national Christian Aid pot and can turn everyone into a Christian Aid collector and supporter.

The website is and the QR code is....
Christian Aid 2022 QR code

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