URC vaccine campaign raises a whopping £29,005 for Christian Aid

Generous donors have helped the United Reformed Church (URC) beat its initial fundraising target of £5,000 to raise a whopping £29,005 for Christian Aid.

First launched in February, the aim of the campaign is to provide people with the opportunity to show gratitude for their Covid-19 vaccines and help protect our global neighbours for whom the vaccine remains out of reach. In the UK, almost 29 million people have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while poor nations are yet to receive a single dose. Christian Aid is already on the ground, helping keep people safe from coronavirus with practical support, but with donations, the charity can do more.

APPEAL UPDATE:

Thank you to the many generous givers who helped us reach our initial target of £5000 so quickly. However, Christian Aid tells us that the need is great, and if we were to raise more, they can reach more people.

Given the very serious and ongoing nature of the crisis, we have decided to increase the appeal target. Thank you for your incredible generosity!

Here at the United Reformed Church, as more of our family, friends, and neighbours receive their vaccine, we are both joyful and relieved. But we are aware that many communities around the world are suffering and don’t have access to vaccines. And many of them lack the basics they need to protect themselves like clean water for handwashing.

As you or a family member is protected, please give to help protect those who don’t have access to vaccines.

This appeal was initiated by the United Reformed Church in support of Christian Aid’s work. All donations will support Christian Aid’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in affected communities around the world, including our Commitment for Life partner regions.

The campaign remains open. If you haven’t and would like to, please make a donation here.

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