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Christian Aid Project 2016

The Welwyn Team Churches have pledged to raise £5,000 over two years for Christian Aid towards a project empowering women and girls marginalised in El Salvador and Honduras to secure their rights. For every pound we raise the European Union will match it with three more, making our final total worth a massive £20,000!


At the end of May, in effectively 8 days, Welwyn Team Rector, David Munchin, cycled 982 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats in 65 hours at 15 mph, climbing an average of over 6,000 feet per day and burning a total of 30,150 calories, with only one rest day - a truly magnificent effort.


George the Rectory Dog travelled in the boot of the support car together with his companion Jess and their mistress Ysmena, and he believes his effort was every bit as worthy, even though he did sleep most of the way.


Stephen Jupp has shovelling 990 miles of coal over a few months on Rheilffordd Eryri (the Welsh Highland Railway)


You can sponsor any of them by clicking here

To see David's blog and daily ride details look at our Facebook page here


There are paper sponsorship forms in St Mary's but where possible we urge you to donate using the online giving pages.  Virgin Money Giving is a not-for-profit organisation and takes 3.5% of your donation to cover transaction fees and cover admin costs.  Your donation and the gift aid associated with it goes direct to Christian Aid which is far more efficient than than us counting and banking money.  It also saves Christian Aid having to manually enter the gift aid details saving them time and therefore money.  If you would like to donate this way and do not have access to the internet please ask one of the Churchwardens or a member of the Giving Action Group and we can help you with this after a Sunday service. 


For more details on the Christian Aid Project please click on the following links:

Project Information

Country Factsheets

Spring 2016 Update (one year into the project)




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