Christian Aid Week – help turn hunger into hope

Mark Currie has organised two events in support of Christian Aid week, 15-21 May:

Mark writes:

“There has been so much generosity shown to help the people of the Ukraine in the last couple of months but I’m hoping that we can still find it in ourselves to support some of the world’s poorest people suffering in other countries. In Afghanistan 8 million people are facing extreme hunger, in the Horn of Africa the latest drought has caused 16 million people to be at risk of extreme hunger with a further 8 million people at risk in South Sudan due to floods.

I’m planning on doing a bit of cycling in May to raise money for Christian Aid, starting on 6 May with three days in the Peak District on the mountain bike riding 70 miles in the hills and climbing 11,000 feet (2 ½ times Ben Nevis). On 16 to 18 May, I’m on the road visiting 10 cathedrals in the north of England from Newcastle to York to Sheffield and then to Derby, covering 300 miles and 11,000 feet of climbing. I’m then finishing off with 102 miles around Essex at the end of May with a further 3,600 feet of climbing.

In all I’m aiming to cover 80% of the distance from Land’s End to John o’ Groats and to have climbed Ben Nevis almost six times. Any support you can give to the world’s poorest people will be much appreciated.

I’ll be updating you on my journey on Facebook and on my Just Giving page. If you would like to make a donation, please go to my Just Giving page and don’t forget to tick the gift aid box if appropriate.

Thanks for any support you can give”


Mark adds:

“Christian Aid believes that everyone is equal in the sight of God, yet we live in a world where poverty still persists. Poverty is an outrage against humanity – it robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. Together we have the power to transform lives. For over 75 years, Christian Aid has been standing with the poorest of our neighbours. They work to help people on the basis of need, not religion, race, ethnicity or nationality. They fund projects that help people of all faiths and none in 26 countries, helping them to stand up for dignity, equality and justice.”