THE SUM of £4,326.31 was raised in Cranleigh during Christian Aid Week 2011 from house-to-house collections.
In addition £157.10 was raised at a parish church coffee and cakes event on May 15; two other local church related events raised £85; £446.72 was raised by four Cranleigh schools, making an overall total of £5,015.13 (excluding any figure for tax which Christian Aid will reclaim under the Gift Aid Scheme).
The comparable figure for 2010 was £5,120.00, excluding any reclaimed tax.
Many thanks to all who contributed in various ways.
A Christian Aid Committee for Cranleigh has now been in existence for some years, so as not only to increase financial support for the cause (and this committee has organised a number of successful fundraising events), but also to raise awareness of the desperate need of so many families in the Third World.
Hence, this committee seeks to raise the profile of Christian Aid locally; and it also strives to dispel any misconceptions of the organisation’s role in the various countries it tries to help.
If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Glenda Sewell (tel 01483 273037).
Christian Aid Week Organiser for Cranleigh