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As the Church of the Good Shepherd Christian Aid representative, I have, for many years been passionate about supporting  the work Christian Aid does in making a difference to the lives of so many. 

Each Christian Aid week, our church fellowship and local community have raised an average of £2000 to support their

work . This money has been raised through our outstanding volunteers who  have delivered the legendary red envelopes. This e envelope is also directly linked to The Church of the Good Shepherd Christian Aid Week fundraising page so if you are tech savvy and wish to donate on line please do so and please leave a comment . The amount we raise each year is also supplemented by our community fund raising events. This year we will , once again,  be raising money to fight poverty and injustice worldwide by  hosting The Big Brekkie Event on the 11th May in CoGS' Church Hall.  From  0930-1200, we will be serving  breakfast baps, both meat and vegetarian,  and croissants /toast and jam with tea and coffee.  Tickets for The big Brekkie can be ordered from  jillcharlish@hotmail.com. or purchased at Church events beforehand. Please do join us at this popular community event . 

CoGS will always welcome help with this and allied events. If you would like to help, particularly with the delivery of  envelopes to Shoreham Beach residents . (No need for collection as residents return them to specific central collection points ),  please contact me on the email above. 

Below are more details of the focus of this year's Christian Aid Week

In Burundi, malnourishment and poverty affect more than 70% of the population, putting them at the edge of survival.

Coming back from the edge isn't easy when food can be scarce, disease prevalent, and jobs hard to come by. If you have a home, chances are there's no electricity or running water, and it may not even survive the next storm.

Aline, pushed to the brink, was abused, homeless and hungry. But Aline pushed back. She found a lifeline through Christian Aid funded small business training and she set up as a grocery wholesaler. This meant Aline achieved what had seemed impossible, a vital income for her and her children.

You can help ensure more people in Burundi get the skills and knowledge they need to fulfil their hopes and ambitions.

Donate and help someone push back against poverty this Christian Aid Week. 

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How your money helps

Poverty pushed Aline to the brink. She was abused, homeless and hungry. But Aline pushed back harder. With Christian Aid funded small business training, she achieved what had seemed impossible, a vital income for her and her children.

Fundraising this Christian Aid Week will ensure more people in Burundi get the skills and knowledge they need to push back against the inhumanity of poverty.

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Aline Nibogora is pushing back against extreme poverty in Makamba Province, Burundi by raising the living conditions of her community with the support of Christian Aid. Credit: Ndacayisaba Epitace
Aline Nigobora stands in front of her home, She wears a pink top and green skirt and is looking in the camera with a neutral expression