On your marks for an avalanche of Aid as collectors start work in Herts and Beds

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 May 2016

Hitchin supporters get ready for Christian Aid Week 2016

Hitchin supporters get ready for Christian Aid Week 2016

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Charity supporters across North Herts are getting ready to hit the streets for this year’s Christian Aid Week, which begins tomorrow.

Helen Richardson of Churches Together In Hitchin, who organises the team covering the town and surrounding villages, said: “Every year hundreds of volunteers put a red Christian Aid Week envelope in people’s doors and then return later to collect them with – hopefully – a donation in it.

“Volunteers carry big red bags with the words Christian Aid on them, have a signed permission card and a red ‘volunteer’ badge so you will know they are the right person to give your envelope to when they come down your street.

“Please watch out for the volunteers down your street – and please be kind to them. It takes guts to knock on doors!

“If you are missed and would like to give, text SAFE to 70040. Let’s make a difference to all our global neighbours.”

Christian Aid tackles the causes of poverty globally, serving all people regardless of faith or nationality.

It works to build up ongoing sustainable work to ensure the money provides as much help as it can. Helen said: “Just providing a woman with goats, a cow or seeds after floods or drought can make the difference between life or death.”

For more information on Christian Aid visit the website www.christianaid.org.uk

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