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Christian Aid Week is the 12 — 18 May this year and the theme is 'ALL MUMS SHOULD LIVE'.
Sierra Leone is the world's most dangerous place to become a mum. Every day 10 women die from giving birth. In Sawula district, the community struggle with a clinic which has no electricity and only two delivery beds.
Nurse Judith works around the clock to meet the needs of the mums and young children who come to the clinic. But the need is great, and she is sometimes forced to send people away. In addition to this there are often not enough drugs at the clinic. 'I need help,' Nurse Judith says. 'Women are dying in childbirth, children under five are dying, because of poverty. Please help us.'
With your help, Christian Aid could work alongside communities such as Judith's to build bigger, better health centres so that mums can give birth safely.
This Christian Aid week, together, we can make childbirth safe for more mums and babies. Through our gifts and prayers, we can help give the poorest mums a chance to live.
Here are some ways that you can help:-
€ Volunteer to help with delivering and/or collecting envelopes house-to-house — anyone can deliver envelopes, but you have to be over sixteen to collect them in. The more help we have the more streets we can cover and the more money we raise! € Come to the Christian Aid Week service on Sunday 12 May at Holy Trinity Church, Charlton at 6.00pm, preceded by tea and cake at 5.15 pm.
€ Make your own contribution to Christian Aid's funds — caid.org.uk
Thank you in advance for the support we know you will give. Last year you helped the Wantage and Grove Christian Aid Group raise over £7000.

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