Monday, 14 May 2012

Dig deep for Christian Aid Week

Katherine Hamnett’s welllies and Suki Waterhouse’s brush are among the one-off items to be auctioned in aid of Christian Aid Week 2012.

A host of other celebs have also hoe-ned their artistic talents to show their support.  The sale of gardening tools customised by stars including Tali Lennox, VV Brown, Oliver Proudlock and David Shringley will raise vital funds to help Christian Aid continue its amazing work in countries such as Sierra Leone. 
The tools will be on display at a pop-up shop at 63 Broadwick Street, adjacent to Carnaby Street from 14 – 19 May. Open from 10 – 7pm daily, go take a look and place your bid at  Christian Aid will use the money raised to 'give the tools to help people in poverty out of poverty'.

Tali Lennox travelled to Sierra Leone as an Ambassador for the fundraising week.  There, Tali visited communities that have already benefited from Christian Aid funds and heard how war torn communities, who faced a daily battle against malnutrition after the multinational food companies fled during the war, were left with no tools or equipment to farm.

“This was the first time I got to see how small changes can transform lives in such a big way. People are being provided with the kinds of things we in the UK would take for granted. The country has so much potential. They just need the right tools, and that’s where the donations have been so vital.”

Give online at, call 08080 006 006 or text 'GIVE' to 78866 to give £5. This year there is an even greater focus on fundraising as the first £5million donated to Christian Aid Week 2012 will be matched by the Government pound for pound, allowing the charity to help more people in poor communities around the world work their way out of poverty.

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