Christian Aid fundraising total

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Christian Aid collections for Stone and the surrounding area for 2016 totalled £9,101.65 including gift aid, reports Co-Ordinator Margaret Thompstone from Swynnerton.

In Bangladesh, £200 will provide stilts to lift low-lying houses out of floodwaters. £30 will buy a wormery and training to use it so that people are able to irrigate the soil. £165 will buy a cow which will provide milk, butter and cheese for a family with the surplus being sold. £11.80 will buy seeds and saplings plus a day’s training in how to look after them.

“As you can see, just over £400 can help a family to become self sufficient which is always the aim of Christian Aid,”

Margaret told the Gazette.

“Your generous donations will allow 23 families to become self-sufficient.”