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As a curtain-raiser to Christian Aid Week 2023, we are inviting people to take part in a new initiative, inspired by our Circle the City event.

The London Freedom Walk takes place on Saturday, May 13, from 11am-5pm.

Following a 10k route around the capital, walkers will discover the history of some of the city’s churches and the stories behind the work they do to free people from poverty, illness and injustice.

Participants will also be raising money for Christian Aid to fund the support we give in countries such as Malawi, to help communities working to free themselves from poverty and tackle the challenges of climate change.

The event will start at St James’ Piccadilly, with a short send-off service at 11.30am from Revd Dr Ayla Lepine, and end at St Paul’s Cathedral, in time for the 5pm Evensong.

The route, for which there will be a map, will include St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Bride's and St Bartholomew's. It offers people the chance to see things they might otherwise miss when travelling around London, and to spend time with friends and family, while helping take steps to end poverty around the world. 

to register please use this link: 

The London Freedom Walk Tickets, Sat 13 May 2023 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

Freedom Walk - London - Google My Maps


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