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2016

 

Daffodils'May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit'

Romans 15. 13 NRSV

The United Reformed Church has joined with Christian Aid to deliver hope to women in Nigeria. The Christian Aid Christmas Appeal will run until 5 February 2016.  Do something amazing and join us in delivering hope and the UK government will double your donation.

A collection for the Christian Aid Christmas Appeal was made at the Carolspicture of a single candle which is lit with a slender flame by Candlelight Service held on 20 December 2015 at St Andrew's Church and raised £452, so far, which will have been doubled by the UK Government to over £900.

Malaria is the leading cause of death in Nigeria, with an estimated 250,000 children dying every year. It is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, with the disease contributing to an estimated 11% of maternal deaths. Through their partners, Christian Aid is tackling malaria via education and prevention programmes, training volunteer community health agents and government nurses. They are involving communities at all levels in the health response. More funds are urgently needed to reach vulnerable families across Nigeria.

The UK Government has pledged to match every donation made to the Christian Aid Christmas Appeal by 5th February 2016 up to a total of £5M.

Donate online here: www.christianaid.org.uk/getinvolved/christmas

The United Reformed Church is again joining with Christian Aid to build on the success of last year's Appeal to tackle another cause of preventable death - malaria in Nigeria.

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