Christian Aid Week, normally held during May, is looking very different this year.
The charity’s biggest fundraising opportunity of the year has been hit hard by the Covid-19 lockdown. House-to-house collections, Big Brekkies, coffee mornings and soup lunches are all on hold until the restrictions are lifted.
Meanwhile, coronavirus cases have been reported in every one of the countries in which Christian Aid works, and the charity’s partners are already working to slow the spread of infection by promoting handwashing and distancing, and providing soap and improving access to water.
Christian Aid has organised a number of lockdown fundraisers:
Christian Aid’s virtual quiz on Tuesday April 28, Tuesday May 5 and Tuesday May 12 allows you to test your knowledge, connect with friends and family and raise funds for Christian Aid from the comfort of your own home. Visit www.caid.ie/quizaid
Could you cycle the Tour de France from the seat of a static bike, run a marathon round your garden, complete a thousand star jumps or climb a mountain on your stairs? Your stay-at-home sponsored challenge could raise money for Christian Aid’s work to slow the spread of coronavirus. Visit www.caid.ie/activeaid
Notice an underspend in your petrol budget? Are there a few coins jangling in your purse because you’re not getting to the hairdresser or barber? These are different times for everyone, but if you have a bit extra left in your weekly budget, put it to good use with Christian Aid. Some supporters have already donated the money they would normally spend on a daily coffee, a weekly restaurant meal or their monthly gym membership fee. Visit www.caid.ie/giveinstead