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Christian Aid Week collections at Gravesend station

PUBLISHED: 07:00 15 May 2018

A Christian Aid collection is being held at Gravesend railway station this week. Photo: Christian Aid

A Christian Aid collection is being held at Gravesend railway station this week. Photo: Christian Aid

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Members of Gravesham churches are at Gravesend railway station for donations during this week’s Christian Aid Week.

The team is carrying buckets for commuters to contribute change during peak hours from Monday to Friday.

Every year, around 50,000 people in the UK carry out fundraising activities to help support people in 37 of the poorest countries.

Christian Aid works with 475 trusted grass-roots partners providing the basics like food, water, medical treatment, and education.

This year, they are concentrating on care for families that have lost their homes due to war, persecution or natural disasters.

A staggering 60 million fall into this category today.

Christian Aid Week collecting envelopes tell the stories of some of these families hit by earthquakes and hurricanes in Haiti.

Local organiser Peter Kettle said: “We all work hard collecting money for those less fortunate than ourselves. I would appeal to people to give generously.”


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