Be a Diamond!

By Katherine Hogg, Christian Aid's Regional Co-ordinator, Leeds, Harrogate and Wakefield

Christian Aid 60 years"THIS year, Christian Aid will mark 60 years of Christian Aid Week, our annual fundraising week that wouldn’t be possible without the incredible dedication of our supporters.
"From the first year, when a generation of Christians decided they would not stand by while people suffered in refugee camps, to today – we won’t turn out back on the plight of refugees.

"Every May, you, our supporters take the streets – for door-to-door collections, bake sales, sponsored walks, abseils, among many other events – to raise money to support people around the world living in poverty.
"Without this continuous support year on year, that unites over 20,000 churches country-wide, we wouldn’t be able to provide security and comfort for refugees around the world, advocating for policies that protect them and helping them find a safe place to call home.

"Christian Aid logoAs we celebrate the annual fundraising week’s Diamond celebration, we are also celebrating the amazing people who make it happen. We are inviting you to nominate a Diamond this Christian Aid Week (May 14th-20th).  Do you know someone who never fails to post those red envelopes through every letterbox in your village every May?
"Or someone who has raised a staggering amount to help people in need?  Is your local school dedicated to sharing the message of Christian Aid?  Or maybe your Christian Aid group never fails to fundraise for an emergency appeal?

"Let us know those supporters who you think deserve special recognition.  You can nominate people in categories including Long-term Supporters, Super Organisers, Working Together and Schools until March 17th."

Visit the website - click here - to make your nomination.