Thank you to all who so generously gave to the Christian Aid Indian COVID Appeal during May. We raised £711.91 in church, and that does not include any donations given directly to Christian Aid, or to the Vellore Christian Medical Centre in India.
With India in a devastating second wave of Covid-19, and the situation rapidly worsening, the most marginalised have been the hardest hit – from women and people with disabilities to informal and migrant workers and Dalit communities. Christian Aid is working with their local partners in India to:
- raise awareness of vital messages around health, hygiene, sanitation and prevention so families can protect themselves.
- strengthen the agency of the most vulnerable and marginalised people, to help them access the social and financial security schemes and relief measures they so urgently need to survive this pandemic.
If you would like to still give towards this important work online, please go to: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals-emergencies/coronavirus-emergency-appeal/coronavirus-response-india?fbclid=IwAR3T3ohILGwRpYp7DFvpwxzWjC2xfQlCKprkhq0R_GGTROlOhxD3fRdb6xA
Vellore Christian Medical Centre, India:
If you would still like to give directly to an Indian hospital, St Peter’s has had links in the past with Vellore Christian Medical Centre. Their Covid Emergency fundraising page can be found here: https://givecmc.org/covid-19/
Christian Aid also have another appeal:
Writing: ‘This climate crisis hurts us all. But people living in poverty fight the worst of it every day’, donations towards this appeal will help poverty stricken communities where extreme weather means people are struggling to survive without a reliable source of water. Every financial gift will help towards helping families withstand long droughts or relentless rainstorms. More information and how to give to this worthy cause, please go to their website: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/key-appeals/christian-aid-week