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Latest news - South East

Local Christian Aid news and supporter stories from Essex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

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Canterbury children make worms of pennies

A Canterbury primary school had a novel way of raising money in Christian Aid Week

Great schools and youth resources on climate change now available!

Learn about climate change the fun way through film and discussion

Good news in Essex

Two churches fly the flag for Christian Aid Week

Meopham celebrates 50 years of walking for Christian Aid

What dedication to the cause! Fifty years of walking and still full of energy!

Two new job vacancies at Christian Aid

Christian Aid is recruiting for two posts - apply today!

Supermarket and train station collections

December 2016: get your buckets ready to fundraise for Christian Aid through supermarket and train station collections.

A Tale of Two Christmases

As Christmas gets closer, how will we prepare?

Service of Thanksgiving

8 November 2016: remembering the lives and inspirations of others

Speak Up Week of Action in Leigh and Southend

Will our 'speaking up' be heard?

Simon meets Kenyan farmers taking action on climate change

Our Coordinator for Suffolk visited Kenya, where he met farmers struggling to grow enough food.

Lives in Kenya are transformed with Christian Aid

What would you do if your survival depended on the land and your crops failed?

Diamond wedding celebration

Nancy and David in Dover celebrate 60 years of marriage with gifts to Christian Aid

Change the Story in September

Three ways to Change the Story in September

Speak Up Week of Action - Christian Aid supporters get involved!

October: supporters are planning to Speak Up for those affected by climate change in our week of action

Paddling against poverty was a success!

A new route and some challenges to overcome!

Christian Aid trustee walks to Hope

Christian Aid trustee Paul Spray chooses aptly named Munro for challenge

What seest thou else?

A reflection from Joey Knock, Regional Coordinator for Essex

Southend volunteers celebrate a successful Christian Aid Week

The perfect 'Thank-you' is tea and cake!

Big Brekkies in Essex, Chigwell and Colchester

Breakfasts from Ghana and Bangladesh delight Christian Aid supporters

Help Christian Aid with your ethical investment

Save with Investing Ethically and save lives too

The Big Brekkie 2016 in Sussex

A round-up of Christian Aid Week 2016 fundraising events in Sussex

Going green - and gold!

May 2016: becoming an Eco Church one step at a time. A church in Essex told us their story.

Raising homes in Bangladesh

St Luke's Youth group in Seaford learns about raising homes above the floods

Running the 2016 London Marathon for Christian Aid

Rev Alan beats his target and gets home in under five hours!

Rev on the run

Meet Edd, an Essex clergyman running this month’s London Marathon for Christian Aid.

Half a century supporting Christian Aid

Fantastic support from Mavis over 50 years

Youth group turn £5 notes into malaria nets

December 2015: Chelmsford Cathedral youth group take the £5 to £50 challenge for our Christmas Appeal.

Braving the waves for Christian Aid Week

July 2015: Essex supporters take on a wet and windy sponsored challenge for Christian Aid Week.

Fundraising is as easy as ABC

Geraldine Munn-Mace, Christian Aid office volunteer, explains how fundraising can be as easy as ABC.

Hunger for Justice

This October, will your church be one of hundreds around the country urging local politicians to tackle climate change?

Teenager's sponsored silence success

May 2014: self-confessed 'chatterbox' Rebecca rises to tough Christian Aid Week challenge.

A super supermarket collection

May 2014: Southend-on-Sea church representative Berit Pedersen shares top tips on organising a supermarket collection.

Churches rally support for Christian Aid Week

Kent church leaders send encouraging message to supporters as preparations begin.

Sevenoaks carol singing success

Commuters give over £1000 to Christian Aid at Sevenoaks station in response to carol singers.

Iraqi Christian Aid partner visits the South East

This spring we are delighted to welcome Sarjon Toma from Iraq who will be speaking at various events around the South East.

Introducing Ian

December 2013: our United Reformed Church intern Ian shares his plans to make people passionate about social justice.

Celebrating 25 years of Will Aid

September 2013: a simple way to make a donation to Christian Aid this November.

Essex cyclist takes up the Cathedrals to Coast bike ride

August 2013: tackling the hills in memory of his father, a Christian Aid supporter.

Pray and act with us this Advent

September 2013: three seasonal ideas to get your church praying and acting for an end to poverty.

A 'rich world, poor world' lunch with a twist

July 2013: find out how supporters in East Sussex used their creativity to raise awareness of hunger.

Meet our new interns

July 2013: A big welcome to Ian and Rachel, who will join the South East team in September.

South East Team to Live Below The Line

April 2013: the South East team is fundraising - please sponsor us as we take the Live Below The Line challenge and each live on £1 a day for five days.

Stories of hope from Bolivia

27 June 2013: Rosie Venner from the South East team travels to Bolivia to find out how Christian Aid's partners are tackling poverty.

Be part of the IF campaign

May 2013: be part of the IF campaign and help tackle global hunger at our events this June.

An abseiling adventure in Ingatestone

20 April 2013: Some daring supporters in Essex took up the challenge of abseiling down Ingatestone's church tower.

Five ideas for Christian Aid Week

27 March 2013: Christian Aid Week is fast approaching. Which of these simple ideas could your church try this year?

Calling all local preachers

January 2013 - volunteering opportunity: calling all local preachers.

Essex supporters go over the edge for poverty

23 November 2012: some brave souls abseiled down a church tower in Essex. You could do it, too!

New volunteer speaker: Joe Knock

11 October 2012: say hello to our new volunteer speaker in Essex, Joe Knock.

Celebrating Africa: an inspiring event

5 October 2012: Canterbury group celebrates Africa with music and jollof rice.

Will Aid: support Christian Aid this November

It’s almost November, which means Will Aid month is fast approaching.

The Tax Justice Bus visits London and the South East

Did you catch the Tax Justice Bus in your area? Find out how you can get on board with the campaign.

Looking for the challenge of a lifetime?

August 2012: cycling, swimming or running? Find your own challenge event and raise money for Christian Aid.

Stories of hope from Haiti

April 2012: supporters in the South East have been hearing about the vital work Christian Aid partners are doing to bring hope to Haiti.

Bring a global perspective to your summer events

April 2012: if you're holding a summer festival or fete this summer we can support you to help it change lives.

A great way to kick off Christian Aid Week 2012

April 2012: Christian Aid youth interns take on the London to Brighton 100k challenge.

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