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Latest news - East Midlands

Local Christian Aid news and supporter stories from Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

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Latest news

The Peterborough office is closing

February 2017: Following a period of assessment, we have taken the difficult decision to close our office in Peterborough.

The Christian Aid Week Paper Quiz is back!

Thursday 28 April 2016: the East Midlands and Cambridgeshire Paper Quiz is back!

Buxton Good Will Supper

25 February 2016: Kate MacLean writes about a Good Will Supper that took place in Buxton

Trainee vicars run half marathon for Refugee Appeal

24 February 2016: eight trainee vicars are running the Cambridge Half Marathon to raise money for our appeal

Big Sing Raises £1,000

Wednesday 27 January 2016: a Big Sing held in Mansfield in December has raised over £1,000 for Christian Aid's Christmas Appeal!

Give A Day Away 2015

Give a day's pay away this Christmas and have your donation doubled

New volunteering opportunities!

Wednesday 21 October 2015: we have exciting new volunteering opportunities in the East Midlands and Cambridgeshire - come take a look!

Humbling long service award experience

Thursday 27 August: Nick Thorley reflects on giving a long-service award to an incredible supporter in Lincolnshire.

Our supporters are amazing!

Monday 24 August 2015: a photo from the Wirksworth Christian Aid group of their summer party highlights how incredible and hardy our supporters are!

Thank you!

Tuesday 23 June 2015: thank you so much for your incredible support this Christian Aid Week.

East Midlands office is moving!

Thursday 11 December 2014: the Christian Aid East Midlands office is moving on 18 December!

Thank you Westcliffe Primary!

Friday 5 December 2014: a huge thank you to the pupils of Westcliffe Primary School in Scunthorpe who raised a fantastic £92 for Christian Aid!

October Supporter Conference

Spaces are still available at our volunteer and supporter conference in Sheffield this October.

Couple 'Cycle Gaza' to support our appeal

Congratulations to Jessica and Michael, who have raised more than £900 in sponsorship!

Wirksworth Summer Party success!

Thursday 21 August 2014: Wirksworth Christian Aid Committee raise almost £1,000 at their Christian Aid Summer Party!

Visit our new Facebook page!

Tuesday 8 July 2014: use it to keep up with what we're doing in the East Midlands.

East Midlands May and June Update 2014

18 June 2014: download a special May and June update from the East Midlands.

Share our Hunger for Justice this October

19 June 2014: this October, will your church join hundreds of others to urge politicians to tackle climate change?

Melton Mowbray Christian Aid Week Exhibition

Thursday 5 June 2014: Melton Mowbray residents create a Colombian hut during Christian Aid Week.

Loughborough raises over £10,000!

28 May 2014: congratulations to the Loughborough Christian Aid committee who raised over £10,000 for Christian Aid Week!

Christian Aid Week round-up

Thursday 22 May 2014: thank you for your support this Christian Aid Week from everyone in the East Midlands office.

East Midlands April Update 2014

Thursday 15 May: The next East Midlands update is now available to download.

Two Nottingham ministers live on £5 for five days

29 April 2014: Church duo to spend just £5 on food and drink for five days to raise money for Christian Aid Week.

Green Light Campaign

9 April 2014: Let’s use the billions in our pensions to protect our planet.

Big Sing a big success!

Wednesday 19 March: thank you to schools in the Southwell and Nottingham Diocese who raised over £1,000 from their Big Sing for Christian Aid.

Fortnightly update comes to the regional website!

Thursday 20 March: the East Midlands fortnightly update is now available on our regional website.

Youth group raises more than £900!

Wednesday 19 March 2014: Derbyshire young people fast to raise more than £900 for Christian Aid

Exciting opportunity to be part of the East Midlands team!

12 December 2013: new role available as a regional administrator in the East Midlands office.

Local supporter shares his fundraising story

Find out how local supporter Tim Friend got on when he cycled an incredible 400 miles for Christian Aid!

Reflections from Burundi 2013

11 November: Reflections on an inspiring trip to see the crucial work of Christian Aid partners in Burundi

Three men cycle 977 miles in nine days for Christian Aid

22 August 2013: three Nottinghamshire men cycle from Lands' End to John o'Groats, raising over £3,000 for charity.

Local quiz night raises over £300!

22 August 2013: the Long Eaton and Sawley Christian Aid Committee has raised over £300 with their Christian Aid Week quiz night.

Burundi partner to visit this October

October 2013: find out more about the visit of Bishop Martin Blaise Nyaboho from Burundi to the East Midlands

Two of the East Midlands team travel to Burundi

September 2013: Nick Thorley and Judi Perry will visit partners to see how they're fighting poverty.

Christian Aid in Wirksworth

9 July 2013: Jill Rhodes, from Wirksworth, writes about Christian Aid Week in the town and surrounding villages.

Sleaford sponsored knit-in

9 July 2013: fancy trying a new fundraising idea? Sleaford's sponsored knit-in could get your creative juices flowing.

Reflections on the Big IF events

When 50,000 people came together at Big IF events to call on G8 leaders to tackle world hunger, this is what happened...

Sweet fundraising success for St Thomas' Church

4 June 2013: well done to St Thomas', Bampton, who raised over £130 at their Christian Aid Week cake sale.

Fundraising stories from Leicester

6 June 2013: Christine Harrison, treasurer of Leicester Christian Aid group, shares fundraising stories from the area.

Big Picnic day for URC Pilots

31 May 2013: Christian Aid intern, Alice Cane, helped the East Midlands URC to hold a ‘Big Picnic’ for young people

Join us in June for our IF campaign mobilisations

June 2013: join thousands of supporters for our IF events to be part of one of the biggest campaigning moments since Make Poverty History.

Top tips for getting coverage of your Christian Aid Week events or collection

25 March 2013: our top tips for getting media coverage of your local Christian Aid Week event or house to house collection.

Christian Aid Week 2013

Bite back at hunger this Christian Aid Week!

Local supporters lobby Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan

18 March 2013: Christian Aid and Islamic Relief supporters lobby Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan on the IF campaign.

Gedling MP Vernon Coaker lobbied by Nottingham school pupils

Monday 18 March 2013: pupils from the Christ the King School in Nottingham lobbied Gedling MP Vernon Coaker on the IF campaign at their school.

Ashbourne Church's dancing success!

27 February 2013: Ashbourne's third Strictly Come Dancing event a huge success, with over 70 people attending and raising around £300.


25 January 2013: Assistant Mayor Councillor Sood and the Bishop of Leicester joined us outside Leicester Cathedral.

IF campaign: lobby your MP

26 February 2013: take a stand against the social injustice of world hunger and lobby your local MP as part of the IF campaign

An introduction to our new media volunteer

21 January 2013: Sam Rylands, the latest addition to the East Midlands team, introduces himself as our new media volunteer.

Spittin’ rhymes to change lives

5 December: Pupils at the Nottingham Emmanuel school rap and sing to raise money for Christian Aid’s partnership scheme.

Local Christian Aid group fundraising success story

8 November 2012: Caroline Ballard writes about the popular Brigg quiz night that raised a fantastic £655.74!

Want to get involved in Christian Aid campaigns?

Hold stunts, lobby your MP or take our actions; just a few things you can do to fight poverty, campaigns style

Going for Gold weekend and sponsored skydive

8 November 2012: Karen Tallant reflects on her 'Going for Gold' Mission Weekend - and a sponsored skydive!

Hello to Joel Payne and welcome back to Lindsay Harper

31 October 2012: this week two more faces - Joel and Lindsay - became part of our East Midlands team

Memories of the tax justice bus in the East Midlands

The tax justice bus has now left the East Midlands after visiting for two days on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September. Read here what happened during its trip as well as find links to see photographs

'Hello East Midlands' by Alice Cane

18 September 2012: Alice Cane, new youth and student volunteer intern for the East Midlands, writes about herself, her new role and her claim to fame!

Teenagers bounce for charity!

10 young people from Ashbourne took part in a 24 hour trampolinathon, raising £600 for Christian Aid! Catherine Green, Youth Group Leader, writes about how it all went.

Why not become a Fair Trader?

August 2012: buying Fairtrade is good, selling Fairtrade is even better! How to sell Fairtrade Christmas cards in your community.

Cooking up a storm with just £1

19 June 2012: catering students at Leicester College take part in a challenge to cook a silver-service standard meal on just £1.

Bulwell URC spring fair beats last year's total

8 June 2012: Bulwell URC spring fair sets new record for Christian Aid Week.

London Marathon runner raises £5,000

22 April 2012: congratulations to Paul Anderson from Loughborough who completed the 2012 London Marathon, raising over £5,000 for Christian Aid.

Church, youth group and school speakers available

2012: Loughborough staff are available to speak about Christian Aid partners in Tajikistan and India.

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