Group aids fight against malaria disease

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Kirkby Malzeard Christian Aid Committee raised £1,547.67 for the charity’s Christmas Appeal, to help save people from the devastating effects of malaria.

The group organised an evening featuring a musical quartet, an advent evensong collection, a Christmas lunch and two nights of village carol singing.

Members of the congregation in Kirkby Malzeard took part, alongside residents who support Christian Aid’s work from the surrounding area.

The group’s treasurer, Emily Roberts said: “We are very pleased to have raised over £1,500 for the match funded Christmas appeal for Christian Aid.

“The events we held were attended by many people from our local community and we hugely appreciate their support.

“As well as making this money to help those in need, we really enjoyed getting together for carol singing, festive lunches and more besides.”

Until February 5 the UK Government will double the difference each pound donated to Christian Aid’s Christmas Appeal makes, up to the value of £5 million, as part of UK Aid Match.

The appeal is focusing on the issue of malaria in Nigeria. The disease claims the lives of an estimated 250,000 children under the age of five in every year and cases of the disease in the West African country account for a quarter of all malaria cases across the continent.

To donate to Christian Aid’s Appeal visit