QuizAid in Saint Martin’s Church on Saturday, 11 November 2017, by Brian Ridsdale
Quiz participants at Saint Martin’s Church, Chandler’s Ford cheered to hear that the UK Government will double the money they raised for Christian Aid’s Christmas appeal. On Saturday 11th November, 120 guests participated in a quiz with ploughman’s supper at St Martin’s Church.
Over £1,000 was raised for Christian Aid’s Christmas appeal, which focuses on families across South Sudan and Burkina Faso. Stephen Dominy told the story of Christian Aid’s work.
Children in South Sudan and Burkina Faso
Every day, children in South Sudan and Burkina Faso are dying from hunger. They are bearing the brunt of ongoing conflict and climate change. At Christmas, a time of plenty, when we come together with family and friends to celebrate, relax and often overindulge, it feels particularly unjust that so many families will go without food, security and hope.
More than three years of devastating conflict in South Sudan has displaced nearly four million people, disrupted harvests, food prices have soared and the economy has collapsed. Half of the population urgently need food.
In Burkina Faso, a series of droughts and floods have devastated rural farming communities. And at the heart of the destruction are families who no longer have enough food to survive.
Christian Aid will do everything they can to ensure every family has enough to eat – at Christmas, and long into the future.
UK Government: twice the impact
Stephen announced that the UK Government will match pound for pound the donations towards work in South Sudan, up to £2,700,000. Read more Christian Aid: twice the impact.
Quiz participants were particularly generous, contributing for tickets, for the raffle and in donations after the event. Brian Ridsdale, Chair of Chandler’s Ford Christian Aid committee thanked the organisers, the caterers, the quizmaster Adam Murton and all participants for their outstanding contributions.
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