Christian Aid Week, Deddington 11 May 2024

We were delighted to support the launch of this year’s Christian Aid week at St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church, Deddington on Saturday 11 May. To begin, we enjoyed conversation over a fantastic bring and share lunch, followed by some of our music. The main event featured an introduction to this year’s Christian Aid appeal by the Revd. Canon Christopher Hall, supported by a video about the challenges facing the people of Burundi. After this, Richard spoke about his experiences of working with rural communities in Burundi between 2013 and 2016. In particular, he shared details of a remarkable self-directed project by community members that led to dramatic reductions in child malnutrition.

Richard talks about community-led solutions to malnutrition in Burundi, East Africa

We played again after Richard’s talk and as ever, Donald encouraged us all to sing along. Our grateful thanks to Christopher and Viviane Hall, long-time champions and organisers of Christian Aid week in Deddington, Iain Gillespie for great technical support, Sarah Banes for help with setting-up, Revd Nick Fielden, Vicar, Stan Nelson, Church Warden and everyone that made this such a special occasion (food, conversation, singing and support for the event).

The band (L to R) Richard, Rachel, Thabo and Donald flanked by Jenny (on the left) and Judy (on the right)