Cash flowing in to help water project

NEARLY £15,000 was raised by people in St Neots during this year s Christian Aid Week. House-to-house collections in the St Neots area managed to get residents to stump up a total of £13,057, with an additional £1,149 gift-aided. The money is being put i

NEARLY £15,000 was raised by people in St Neots during this year's Christian Aid Week.

House-to-house collections in the St Neots area managed to get residents to stump up a total of £13,057, with an additional £1,149 gift-aided.

The money is being put into use with £10,890 going towards building a gravity-fed water system in Ethiopia to carry safe and clean water to at least 1,000 people.

A further £2,400 will be going towards creating a vegetable garden at a school in Uganda. This project will be used to teach children, many of whom have been orphaned by war or HIV/AIDS, to grow their own food by providing equipment including seeds, training and tools.


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A spokesman for the St Neots and District Christian Aid committee said: "We would like to thank all those who were involved in the house-to-house collections and also members of the public who gave generously."

INFORMATION: For more information or to make a donation you can visit www.christianaid.org.uk

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