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Aylesford and Eccles Church raise £3,350 for Christian Aid!

Posted by on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Under: Christian Aid

Aylesford and Eccles Church raise £3,350 for Christian Aid!


Aylesford and Eccles Church raise £3,350 for Christian Aid!


Thank you to everyone who helped with Christian Aid week this year - delivering and collecting envelopes, or helping with the counting. There were 40 helpers altogether, and about 2280 houses in Aylesford and Eccles received an envelope.

We were mainly members of St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Aylesford, but were again joined by people from the Church in Eccles, one from the Friars, and a couple of others.

To our amazement, the total raised from the house-to-house collection was almost exactly the same as last year at £3,120.04. Thank you so much to everyone who gave!

The Church in Eccles also raised nearly £220 from their three evening "events". Together with the proceeds of the sale of the Cryptic Quiz sheets, we have been able to send over £3,350* to Christian Aid. 

On behalf of the poor for whom we collect, we are very grateful for everyone who made this possible.

* (Thank you, too, to all those who were able to "Gift Aid" their donations - this added a very useful extra £200 for Christian Aid).

Iris Neel


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