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A NUMBER of churches across the Thames Valley held collections for Christian Aid Week in May.

 

With lots of cash collected, it’s taken some time to count and some more churches have revealed what generous people have donated to the ongoing appeal. 
Twyford & District Christian Aid Committee – comprising members of St Mary’s and St James CofE Churches and Twyford United Reformed Church – raised £8,572.37, a 7.5 per cent increase over last year. 
The committee says that it would like to thank local organisations, schools, churches and collectors. 
Fund raising commenced in Twyford and district area in 1963 and has been going strong since. Next year it will celebrate its 
50th anniverary. 
Churches in Binfield raised £2,069.40 for Christian Aid Week. 
St Barnabas Church in Emmer Green raised £2015.84 from its door to door collection. A total of 23 teams helped bring the donations in. 
Burghfield residents donated £608.29 to Christian Aid Week. 
Residents of Goring and Streatley gave £5,026 over the week. Money was raised through street collections, a bread and soup lunch and an ecumenical service.

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