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Christian Aid Week in Horsham took place this year between May 13-19 and involved the Anglican churches of St Mary’s, St Leonard’s, Holy Trinity, St Mark’s, St John’s Broadbridge Heath, together with, St Andrew’s and London Road Methodist Churches, the United Reformed Church, The Society of Friends and for the sixth year All Saints C of E Primary School.

Over 11,000 Christian Aid envelopes were delivered by over 97 collectors to 145 streets, in Horsham and Broadbridge Heath.

The total from the combination of house-to-house collections and special events, ie coffee mornings, cake stalls, church collection and a quiz was £7,687.40.

This total should increase as the gift aid element has yet to be added, although was a decrease on last year’s £8,313.24.

The money given by the kind people of the town was wonderful considering the economic climate.

On behalf of Christian Aid I would like to thank all who took part in this year’s Christian Aid Week.May I welcome our new co-ordinator, Lyndon Price of St Mark’s.

A lot of work goes into delivering and collecting the envelopes, with those involved giving freely of their time.Should any of your readers or indeed other churches in Horsham wish to become involved with Christian Aid Week, I would be glad to hear from them and can be contacted at the address below.

JULIAN MARTIN

Horsham Christian Aid

co-ordinator, Christian Aid, Midsummer House,

5 Avebury Close, Horsham