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Being Catholic, we have always been aware of Christian Aid and the work that they do but it’s very easy to pop some cash into the little red envelopes that come round during mass and forget all about it than actually be aware of the work that they do and get ourselves physically involved. When Christian Aid got in touch to see if I would like to be involved in spreading the word about their newest fundraising campaign, I was really interested to get involved and see what we could do as a family to help.
Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that works towards everyone around the world living a full life, free from poverty. They work globally to bring change, equality, dignity, and freedom for all regardless of faith or nationality. Christian Aid workers provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where the need is greatest, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes. Christian Aid Week is in May and during this time, Christian Aid have organised a huge fundraising campaign called Big Brekkie.
They believe that sharing a meal can bring us all together and break down the barriers that may be between us. Back in 1957, the first Christian Aid Week helped to raise money for refugees and now you can follow in the footsteps of thousands of Christians who have made a huge impact over the last 60 years by holding your very own Big Brekkie event! By inviting your friends, family and colleagues to a Big Brekkie fundraising breakfast, you can show your love for people living in poverty and suffering injustice around the world.
The main idea behind holding the Big Brekkie fundraising breakfast is to have fun, cook for friends, family or even strangers, and more importantly raise some well needed money to help those who need it the most. You could hold a fundraiser at home with your closest family and friends, at your local community centre to get the wider community involved or even take your Brekkie to your local church family! You could bake some croissants, crack some eggs, or even (if you’re feeling brave enough!) cook up a full English but whatever you do, you will be raising some much-needed cash for those who need it most!
If you head over to Christian Aid you can take a closer look at what they are all about, who they help and what the money previously raised has gone towards. You can also find customisable flyers and printable resources to advertise your Big Brekkie fundraising breakfast and if you sign up, you will be sent a free pack full of everything you need to create your Big Brekkie fundraising breakfast! Regardless of where or how you host your fundraising event, you will be standing with refugees; standing with people in poverty and standing with Christ Jesus so get involved and host your very own Big Brekkie and show your love for people living in poverty and suffering injustice around the world!