This year’s Christian Aid Week runs from 13th to 20th May.  We’ll be organising a house-to-house collection as usual (speak to Sue Hassanein if you can help) but there’s a new initiative too this year – the BIG BREKKIE – after the 9.30 am service on Sunday 13th in the Institute Hall.

What’s the BIG BREKKIE?  more of a brunch, in fact: for £6 per person we’ll be serving a plateful of egg, bacon, beans and tomato or you may prefer fruit and cereal and  there’ll be plenty of toast all round!  Breaking bread together is a wonderful way to share what we have with those who have less.

Four such people are Marcelin and his daughters, Ketia, Linda and Keshna.  Their home country, Haiti, has been hit by hurricane after hurricane after earthquake.  Each time people lose everything.  Now Marcelin and his family live in a 2m by 2m concrete room which used to be a communal shower, with no windows.  Marcelin picks up odd jobs where he can, but it’s a struggle to feed the girls and he can’t afford school for them.  With your help Christian Aid can build him a more secure home, and he can start to rebuild his future.

Tuck into the BIG BREKKIE on Sunday 13th – sign up on the list on the church table – and help people like Marcelin’s family.

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