Stockport's help for young women in Ethiopia 2015

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undefinedClergy and churches from across Stockport are uniting to support the work of Christian Aid in Ethiopia. The initiative involves a new community partnership scheme, which links Christian Aid to local churches and community groups. For every 1 raised through a partnership, the European Union pledges additional match funding.

Acting together, our local churches are aiming to raise £30,000 over two years to support work among young women in the African nation. This is believed to be the first partnership of its kind to be launched in our diocese.

The Revd Canon Diane Cookson, Rural Dean of Stockport, said: “I'm delighted that the Stockport Deanery is working together on such a vital partnership which will result in a huge amount of money being sent to Christian Aid in order for this amazing charity to work with disadvantaged women, thereby giving them freedom of choice, dignity and hope.”

The partnership will be launched at a special concert (with singer Gareth Davies-Jones) at St. Alban’s Church, Offerton on Friday 9 October, starting at 7.30pm.

Pictured - clergy from parishes involved in the new partnership across Stockport Deanery