CHRISTIAN AID and other development organisations

Christian Aid Emergency Appeal for Afghanistan

Christian Aid is currently calling upon churches to support the crisis appeal for Afghanistan where the drought has left 8 million men, women and children on the brink of famine and 14 million others at risk, all enduring personal suffering which it is very hard for us to comprehend.

Emergency Envelopes are available in Church, to be returned by the end of January, please.

Cath Greenlees: 613500

Tools for Self-Reliance

Tools for Self-Reliance is a charity started by Bishop Desmond Tutu to supply tools to some parts of Africa in order to enable people to produce goods and earn a living.

Tools urgently required are carpentry and craft tools, farm tools, sewing machines and haberdashery items (scissors, needles, cotton …). Gardening tools are also welcomed but these will be sold to raise funds for the charity.

Larger items can be collected from your home. Smaller items may be delivered to 16 Franklands, Longton.

Please take a leaflet from the back of Church, giving further details - or phone for more information.

Fairtrade Items

I have the usual range of Fairtrade goods (tea, coffee, chocolate, cereals, nuts, cards, gardening gloves …) and am happy to supply these from home or to deliver them for you.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme

This is again available in the area for young people in Year 9 and above (13 years, 9 months and older). There are three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

I should be delighted to hear from anyone interested in finding out more about the Award Scheme.

Cath: 01772 613500; cathgreenlees@hotmail.co.uk.