Christian Aid

2020 at Christian Aid in Somerset and Dorset

Your achievements this year have been so inspiring. It’s been a tough year, but your creativity, resilience and energy have shone through and amazed. Thank you for everything you’re doing to support our families, churches, local communities and global neighbours through this terrible pandemic. We’re keenly aware of Coronavirus’s impact locally and understand that for some dealing with this is challenge enough. Our prayers go out to you all, especially to any who going through the deep pain of losing loved ones.

CA’s work has never been more urgent, resourcing communities navigating poverty, pandemic and climate crisis. We are currently working in 29 countries, and responding to the pandemic by adapting existing projects, focussing on distributing hygiene, healthcare and food products, advocacy, and combatting misinformation. Thank you to everyone who has been able to support this vital work, our Coronavirus Appeal alone raised over £1.3 million by October 2020.

Thank you for your patience where the pandemic impacted our services in the UK, while we also complete our restructure. Regional staff now focus on Groups and churches taking on bigger projects, so most support is coordinated by a central team, contactable on or 01925 573 769.

Many of you got involved in our Autumn and Christmas Appeals, and thanks to your ingenuity and passion, CA Week raised over double our revised target, an amazing £4 million! In 2021, we hope you’ll join  us in celebrating our 75th anniversary, and for a CA Week re-focussing on climate change in Kenya (so keep any leftover resources if you can!) We want use the digital skills we’ve all gained beyond the pandemic, and support churches to use these to extend their reach. We’ll be campaigning on the climate crisis building to COP26 in Glasgow this November. Locally we’ve an urgent need for Group Organisers and Church Reps, so please pass this on and get in touch if this sounds like you!

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