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Issue:- 5 June 2014

Go over the Edge to Eradicate Poverty!

GET sponsored to go over the edge in this fun abseil and help to end poverty. By taking part in the Christian Aid Abseil in Southport on the 28 June 2014, you will be making a difference to the lives of some of the world's poorest communities. 2 of the local Scout leaders taking on the abseil will be facing a slightly different challenge than usual as they swap camp craft for heights. Laura Monahan has been a scout leader at 1st Ainsdale scout group in Southport for 5 years. Laura, along with many other leaders volunteer on a weekly basis to help change young children's lives and make a positive impact on the community. Laura has seen the big difference that scouts can make in the community, which has been long lasting. It is for this reason why Laura has decided to help raise money for other charities as well as the scouts to help people wherever she can. Laura has never done any fundraising for Christian Aid before, but after finding out about the abseil at Holy Trinity Church and researching the charity, Laura has been very impressed by what they do. Another Scout leader, Mark Furness, will also be joining Laura.

Laura said:- "I want to encourage people to do their bit for charity and what's better than promoting 2 charities at the same time? I apologise for the residents of Southport if you hear a scream on Saturday, 28 June 2014!"

Money raised will go towards helping people like Anoon Aleu, who faced a challenge of survival and fled her community in South Sudan when militias set fire to her house, killing most of her family. Christian Aid's partner Hope Agency for Relief and Development (HARD) heard about the family's desperate situation and provided them with protection, basic equipment and the money to build a brick home. She says:- "We can now live together safely. We can now begin to forget." Anoon's challenge was overcome with help from Christian Aid and our partners. North West Regional Coordinator, Eirlys Jessop, highlights the huge benefit of this event:- "Raising funds for the survival of people all over the world is pivotal. The difference it makes is evident and this event is a fantastic opportunity to face and enjoyable challenge whilst helping others in similar situations to Anoon. Give it a go and make a difference!" So ask yourself... "Do you like a challenge? Want to make a difference?" If "Yes!" Then why not challenge yourself with this abseil and do something different this June?  If this has inspired you, sign up now to secure your place! The abseil will take place on Saturday, 28 June 2014, at Holy Trinity Church, Hoghton Street, Southport. Registration fee:- £15 and Minimum sponsorship: £60. Places are limited and allocated on a 1st come, 1st served basis. If you would like further information please contact Holy Trinity Church, Southport. Also more details are on:- and on:-

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