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 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 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.
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:-
- Pray with us. You can sign up to receive our monthly prayer guide
- Invite a speaker to come so you can hear about our work, how you can get involved in the work of reaching out to people in poverty and campaigning
- Become a regular financial supporter
- Hold fundraising events and church services, and we’ve got lots of inspiring ideas
- Use our schools materials and worship resources
- Join your local Christian Aid group and become a collector during Christian Aid week – email us to find your local rep, giving your postcode
- Develop your skills by becoming a volunteer speaker
Our volunteer and staff speakers would love to introduce you to our work and encourage supporters
Meet the local staff team.
We’re here to help!
Julian Bryant (pictured), Regional Coordinator Norfolk & Campaigns email@example.com
Simon Snell, Regional Coordinator Suffolk firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandy Loveder, Regional Manager email@example.com
James Wainman, Regional Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Thomson, Intern email@example.com
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.
Our local East of England 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.