Christian Aid Christmas Appeal
Christian Aid Christmas Appeal, Delivering hope this Christmas
At Christmas we celebrate the safe arrival of God’s promised Saviour and Son, Jesus Christ. As we remember Mary’s arduous and life-threatening journey to Bethlehem, we sigh with relief that it is so different for us today. But sadly, for thousands of women in Kenya, the dangers and struggles experienced by the young mother of our Saviour are all too real.
In Kenya, 40 women die every day from pregnancy or birth complications.
14,700 infants die every year on their first day of life.
This Christmas we’re supporting Christian Aid and their dedicated partners as they work to reach women and to support nurses. Through locally-based groups like TRDP, part of the Anglican Church of Kenya, they’re providing mobile health clinics to ensure that families in some of the most remote parts of Kenya can access life-saving healthcare. Working closely with a community, TRDP sets up and supports mother-to-mother and father-to-father groups, providing safe environments for people to share concerns and get advice. And through its training and support of community health workers, women are encouraged to deliver in hospital, where complications can be spotted and treated. The uncertainty and danger that Mary faced 2000 years ago should be history.
This Christmas, we can save more lives in childbirth, now and for years to come. Our church is joining with thousands of others to pray for women across the world and raise money for the Christian Aid Christmas Appeal.
Make a donation by visiting christianaid.org.uk/deliverhope or get in touch by calling Anne Pilsbury, 01691 654096. Help us deliver hope for mothers and children all around the world.
Thank you so much for all you can give.
Good News! The Uk Government will double every pound you give this Christmas, so even more lives can be saved in childbirth.
£2.50 from you (doubled by the UK Government) could provide one day's training for a community health worker.
£5 from you (doubled by the UK Government) could buy a blanket to keep a newborn warm.
£20 from you (doubled by the UK Government) could support an education group for 50 mothers for a month.
£100 from you (doubled by the UK Government) could buy a hospital bed.