Buckingham Christian Aid's £110,000 fundraising achievement

House-to-house collections in Buckingham have raised a huge amount over the years, to help some of world's poorest people

Monday, 10th May 2021, 2:08 pm
Updated Monday, 10th May 2021, 2:10 pm
Bembers of Buckingham Christian Aid Group who have organised the house-to-house collections, raising over £110,000 over the years

Buckingham's churches have organised house-to-house collections for Christian Aid since at least the mid-1980s.

And in that time, Buckingham residents have donated a total of over £110,000, which has been used to help some of the world's poorest people, who are now struggling with the effects of climate change as well as the pandemic.

Christian Aid is a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who work together to help the most marginalised and poverty-stricken communities around the world. It works with people of all faiths, and none.

This year's Christian Aid Week takes place from May 10 to 16. But due to Covid-19, for the second year running there will be no house-to-house collections in Buckingham.

Instead, the Buckingham Christian Aid group is encouraging people to donate to the charity directly.

Group spokesman Margaret Gateley said: "If you have missed seeing your friendly neighbourhood collector this year, we would encourage you to make a donation online, at caweek.org

" There will also be envelopes available in the parish church, which can be used to make donations via the wall safe there.

"We hope that people will join us in helping making a real difference to people’s lives."