CHRISTIAN Aid supporters in Holmes Chapel have been thanked for their ‘amazing’ generosity in donating more than £2,300.

The money was raised by the Holmes Chapel Ecumenical Christian Aid Group during Christian Aid Week in May.

Group co-ordinator Caroline Wood said: “A very big thank you to everyone who supported us.

“Donations to our group’s justgiving page, together with cheques and cash sent to the committee, raised a magnificent sum in excess of £2,300 during May, which includes Gift Aid where appropriate.

“Whilst this is less than 50 per cent which is normally raised in our annual House to House envelope collection in and around Holmes Chapel, this is an amazing result in light of the current Covid-19 situation and will be used by Christian Aid to help the most needy and vulnerable around the world during this very difficult time.”

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Christian Aid works with churches, individuals and local organisations in communities worldwide, supporting people of all faiths and none to rise out of poverty.

It helps people survive disasters, deal with the impact of climate change, find shelter from conflict and have a voice in their communities.