Local supporters of Christian Aid are appealing to people in Beverley to give generously ahead of Christian Aid Week.
Taking place in May, Christian Aid is a scheme that was set up some years ago to aid people who lost everything due to conflict.
John Emmerson explained more, he said;
“Christian Aid was set up in 1945 by British churches to support the hundreds of thousands of refugees who had lost their homes and possessions in the Second World War.”
“Christian Aid Week started in 1957 to raise funds for this vital work that was needed in aftermath of the war.”
“Today, tens of millions of people across the globe are still being forced from their homes due to war, conflict and disaster. Many are forced to make life-threateningly dangerous journeys in search of a safe place to call home.”
“This year support is more vital than ever with many fleeing the horrors of war in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan where the Taliban have vowed to kill anyone such as a teacher who works or has worked for the government.”
“Last year we raised just over £8000, please help us raise more this year. So please help this work continue by contributing to the door to door collections being made in Beverley and the surrounding villages from 14th -20th May.”
“If you don’t get an envelope you can donate online at www.caweek.org calling 08080 006 006, or texting ‘GIVE’ to 70040 to give £5.”