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Christian Aid week 2021

The climate emergency is one of the greatest injustices we face. Together we can stop this climate crisis.

With all the usual fundraisers for Christian Aid week cancelled again this year, a group of cathedral walkers is teaming up with St John’s, Princes Street to do a sponsored  “300,000 steps for water”. We hope to raise £2000 for earth dams in Kenya which will help the people there cope with the devastating effects of climate change. 300,000 steps (almost 150 miles) will be divided into a series of shorter walks over the course of the month of May and this energetic group is confident of reaching its step target!

A Justgiving sponsorship page has been set up at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Perth300000stepsforwater and we shall also have a donations plate at the cathedral for anyone who would prefer to give in that way.

This story from Rose in Kenya explains a little about the need for a reliable water supply:   

When I was a young girl, the rains would give fruit to the baobab trees and provide plenty of nutritious food. But now, the rains are totally unreliable. I worry a lot about food. I pray to God that the rainfall will become normal like it used to be. I have a long, dangerous daily walk to collect water for my grandchildren. Because I am old, I can’t walk very fast. When I get home I have no energy to do anything else.

Rose and her family, like millions of people in Kenya, struggle because droughts are more frequent and more intense than ever. 

How good if we could help Rose’s community build an earth dam, so when the rains come, they have every last drop of water nearby and can survive the drought.