By Michael Maine (vicar, Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield)
As I mentioned last month, we had a remarkable response to our aid appeal in the autumn. Samara’s Aid is a local Brighton charity which provides aid to the huge refugee camps in and around Syria. We asked for winter clothing etc, with the hope of sending 100 banana boxes from Cuckfield. In the end we sent 240 boxes and over £1,000 in donations towards the cost of transport! It was a remarkable achievement, and Samara’s Aid were able to clothe over 100,000 refugees – and our contribution was part of this incredibly important work.
This time we are hoping to supply Pregnant and Post Natal Care Packs and Family Care Packs. Many thousands of children are being born in appalling conditions in the camps and we can improve their lives through our gifts.
You will find leaflets and details of what we are hoping to send in the church. If you want to pack your own box, please check the church website (www.holytrinitycuckfield.og) where you will also find the requirements. Please don’t be daunted by the list, but if you are able to supply any items, that would be great.
You may also make a donation towards transport (marked ‘transport’ and left in the church office in the Old School). Donations may also be made online
Please bring any items to the church from Sunday 17th April and leave inside the tower area. packing will be carried out on Saturday/Sunday 23/24th April.
For a FULL LIST OF WHAT CAN BE DONATED see the church website: http://www.holytrinitycuckfield.org/samaras-aid-appeal-2016/