The local Christian Aid committee is part of Neston and District Churches Together (NDCT), which represents the churches in Burton, Little Neston, Neston, Parkgate and Willaston.
- a sponsored walk in March
- a house-to-house collection during Christian Aid Week in May
- bag-packing in Sainsbury’s at Christmas and during Christian Aid Week
- collection at Gordale at Christmas and during Christian Aid Week
An ecumenical service is held in a local church during Christian Aid Week.
For dates this year, please see Event calendar
All the money raised is sent to Christian Aid Head Office.
Christian Aid’s motto is ‘We believe in life before death’. They work in 50 countries through local organisations to deliver direct, practical benefits, and campaign to challenge the causes of poverty. A detailed description of the aims and work of Christian Aid is here
We are always grateful for offers of help. Please contact any member of the committee:
Vice-chairman & Press Officer Rob Ward email
Secretary & Christian Aid Week Organiser Lynne Vaughan email 0151 336 8920
Treasurer Eileen Ward email
NDCT Representative & Schools Publicity Margaret Heibel email
Cheryl Ellis email
Burton Parish Janey Griffiths email
Little Neston Methodist vacant
Neston Methodist Margaret Heibel email
Neston Parish, St Michael’s, St Thomas’ Lynne Vaughan email
Parkgate & Neston United Reformed Jenny Davies email Sue Vale email
Sally Pratt email
St Winefride’s Roman Catholic vacant
Willaston Methodist Theresa & John Edwards email email
Willaston Parish vacant
Press Release August 2017
To celebrate 60 years of Christian Aid Week, Christian Aid presented Diamond Awards to people who had made outstanding contributions. Local recipients were Lynne Vaughan, in recognition of the work she has done in Liverpool, Ellesmere Port, and Neston, ever since 1958. A posthumous award was given for Ken Hulme, who worked tirelessly for Christian Aid for many years, and initiated the sponsored walks. Lynne’s award was presented at the annual Christian Aid service at Christ Church, Willaston. Lynne said: ‘I feel very privileged to receive a Diamond Award for being one of their volunteers for 59 years. I will be accepting it also on behalf of all those collectors and committee members who have been co-workers in the work of Christian Aid. I count them all as dear friends’. Ken’s award was presented to his widow Barbara Hulme in Cornwall where she now lives near her daughter Jan.
This year’s sponsored walk in March raised over £1700. The house-to-house collection in May raised over £6,000. Eileen Ward, Treasurer, said ‘We would like to thank all the walkers, and their sponsors, the volunteers who collected, and all the members of the public in Burton, Neston and Willaston who gave so generously. Lynne said: ‘All of this money will go to help mothers feed and educate their children, to give the next generation a better start in life.’
On 12th July, Linda Jones of Dovecote Nurseries, Burton, organised afternoon tea in her garden, and raised over £1,000. Eileen Ward reported ‘Linda had said she didn’t want it publicised too widely as she was afraid she’d run out of cakes. But cakes and people kept arriving, dozens of them. The weather was beautiful, the garden even more beautiful and the cakes delicious!’
Some of the walkers setting out on the sponsored walk
Lynne Vaughan with her Diamond Award
Eileen Ward and Barbara and Jan Hulme with Ken’s Diamond Award
Lynne Vaughan, Linda Jones and Eileen Ward at Linda’s Afternoon Tea