Collectors and helpers worked hard during Christian Aid Week to raise a total (so far) of £2717.
While still a considerable sum, it was down a little on the previous year’s due to a shortage of collectors. The sun still shone however, and everyone was very generous.
Christian Aid and Archbishop Justin Welby have issued a message which you can read and watch below.
Thank you so much for everything you did during Christian Aid Week.
We are again truly humbled by your efforts: your organising, collecting, abseiling, prayers, cake sales, worship, supermarket collections, flute recitals, concerts, ventriloquism and so much more.
Words are inadequate to express our deepest gratitude for what you have done and the money you have raised.
But most importantly, thanks to you, many more people in Colombia, Iraq, South Sudan and elsewhere will be able to lead a life free from fear.
The Most Rev Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury adds his thanks below.