Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and it believes that vision can become a reality. It provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.
Our local work involves encouraging and supporting people in Norfolk and across the Eastern Region to engage in giving, prayer and practical actions for the world’s poorest in response to Jesus’ call to “proclaim good news to the poor, proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free” (Luke 4:18).
What do we do?
Our partners work in over 40 countries around the world with people affected by hunger, poverty and disasters. We seek to bring relief and development and to stand up for the rights of people affected.
A few examples include:
Responding to emergencies such as Syrian refugees in Iraq and the Pakistan earthquake
Enabling Colombia farmers reclaim land they were evicted from and work to build peace after many years of civil war
Training farmers to improve their livelihoods and supporting people with HIV in Burundi through the local Anglican church
Working with women in Afghanistan to empower them to transform their place in their society and develop skills
Campaigning for multinational companies to pay their fair share of tax to developing countries
Find out more on our website www.christianaid.org.uk/whatwedo
Why we do it
We are the agency of our churches in Britain and Ireland and are mandated to work on relief, development and advocacy for poverty eradication. Christian Aid’s work is founded on Christian faith, inspired by hope and acts to change an unjust world through charity – practical love and care for our neighbours. Read more here
The problems seem so big. What can I and my church do?
We want to support you in your giving, acting and praying for people in poverty. Some ways in which you can get involved:-
Our volunteer and staff speakers would love to introduce you to our work and encourage supporters
“Encouraging, engaging, thought-provoking, fun” – Church in North Norfolk
“Inspiring, challenging, helpful, practical” – Church in West Norfolk
“Her greatest strength was her enthusiasm for the subject and her knowledge of the work of Christian Aid… she was very good indeed” – Church in North Norfolk
Meet the local staff team. We’re here to help!
Julian Bryant (pictured), Regional Coordinator Norfolk & Campaigns firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon Snell, Regional Coordinator Suffolk email@example.com
Mandy Loveder, Regional Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
James Wainman, Regional Administrator email@example.com
Hannah Thomson, Intern firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a number of fantastic volunteers who work in the office, teach in schools, speak during Christian Aid Week and help with media and events.
**STOP PRESS** Julian, Hannah and Imogen our Cambridgeshire Coordinator have recently visited projects in Africa and Latin America and would love to come and share their experiences at your church or group.
Our local office is based at:
The Kings Centre
Norwich NR1 1PH
Tel: 01603 620051
The office is normally open Monday – Friday 0930 – 1500 but please call first before visiting as staff are part-time.
We would be delighted to come and meet you, talk about opportunities to get involved and explain why we are passionate about tackling poverty and injustice.
Further contact details
Regional news and events www.christianaid.org.uk/eastengland