A message from Love Kenilworth comprising local churches in Kenilworth, Ashow, Leek Wootton and Stoneleigh working in Partnership with Christian Aid.
We reach out to all those affected by Covid-19, both in Britain and overseas, for all those working on the frontline and for wisdom for our leaders. Covid-19 impacts all of us, but love unites us all.
The Covid-19 outbreak threatens the health of our neighbours near and far. The world’s poorest countries have the weakest health systems, and many of the most vulnerable people will be exposed to this deadly virus. They will struggle to cope with any costs of healthcare, and the costs of being unable to earn a living while ill or quarantined. Together we must respond quickly to help the most vulnerable. Our futures are bound more tightly together than ever before. Covid-19 is spreading across the world’s poorest countries, putting those living in poverty at greatest risk. These people are already facing a lack of water, food and healthcare. Some are homeless. Some are living with underlying health issues such as HIV. As Covid-19 infection rates speed up, they could suffer the impacts of the virus far more severely than wealthy nations like the UK. We must respond now.
We have launched a local Christian Aid on-line Appeal to help those in poor countries who are infinitely worse off than ourselves. There cannot be a door to door collection this year! We look to all members of our community, including church members, to contribute generously, as you have in the past. Please go to our Just Giving page, using the special link below, and give as much as you can afford:-
A Launch Service, accessible on the internet, will be held at 6.30pm on Sunday 10 May. Local church members and Christian Aid supporters will lead and participate. Please join Zoom Meeting – www.tiny.cc/ctkdservice Or via ZOOM CLOUD MEETING app on Android or Apple. Meeting ID: 892 8467 3431 – Password: 000372
The Christian Aid Global Response – Christian Aid and our partners already have experience of limiting the spread of infection during the Ebola crisis, and we will build on this experience to continue to stand together with communities living in poverty during this period. If infection rates start to develop as they have in Europe, then people in poorer countries will be hit even harder. Many are already living with reduced health resilience because of extreme poverty, or in overcrowded humanitarian camps and in countries which do not have the healthcare infrastructures needed to combat widespread disease. We will be working on the ground to help prepare communities to limit the impact of Covid-19. Please pray for us in this vital work, and support us where you can by making an online donation.
We are praying for all those affected by this new virus, both in Britain and overseas, for all those working on the frontline and for wisdom for our leaders. We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves. During this challenging time, we all need to take seriously the science and advice being offered, remaining calm but vigilant. If you have any specific concerns or questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our helpline on 020 7620 4444.