The Report from the Lichfield Christian Aid Action Group for the Period June 2019 to June 2020


The group of seven members that "Exists to inform the people of Lichfield about the work of Christian Aid and engage them in active participation" has met regularly over the past 12 months. It has been a challenging time both for the world and for our group, especially for Peter Phillips as he meets with courage and faith the changes that Motor Neurone Disease brings. He is in our prayers


One of our concerns is climate change and the effect it will have on vulnerable communities. In June last year we were represented at a mass Climate Change lobby of parliament, and we continue to keep ourselves briefed


In December we organised a peace vigil at Speakers Corner and made a particular point of engaging with passers by, attracting attention with our doves and handing out Christian Aid material and gifts that group members had made. We would like to thank all those who supported us on a very cold day, and Churches Together in Lichfield for funding the materials that were used


One of the highlights each year is the Big Brekkie that we organise at the Methodist Church during Christian Aid Week, and we would like to put on record our thanks to them and to Alison Statham in particular. We had put a lot of effort into planning this year's event and were all ready to go when the lockdown forced its cancellation. We are disappointed but determined to find a way forward when circumstances change


We are grateful for the help and support that Dave King from Christian Aid continues to give us. The charity is under great pressure at this time to continue to support those who need its help and to maintain its income


The Christian Aid Action Group hopes to be able to meet again before long to restart this year's planning and events

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