It's Christian Aid week. Thank you to all our collectors, and to Sally Thompson who has coordinated the collection. Here's a couple of videos to tell you what all that footslogging and doorknocking and tin rattling is about. The first video features some of those who collect in Sevenoaks, as well as film of the particular project which is the focus of this year's appeal, the Soppexcca, a coffee cooperative in Nicaragua.
And here's an interesting reflection from the Church Mouse blog comparing the "grass-roots" and often low key Christian Aid week collecting with the high profile of Children in Need. Christian Aid raised £15 million last year. Children in Need, with all the razzmatazz surrounding it only managed a little more - £18 million. It just shows what wecan do, with just the resource of willing people, if we really want to.