Local MP Gavin Newlands has attended a Christian Aid Big Brekkie event in Parliament to show his support for Christian Aid Week which is taking place from the 13th to 19th of May.
This year Christian Aid Week is encouraging the British public to stand together with the millions of displaced people who have been forced to leave their homes around the world. This has been an issue that Mr Newlands has been campaigning, and only last week, used a speech in Parliament to reiterate calls for the UK Government to do more to help those who have been displaced.
Ahead of Christian Aid Week, Mr Newlands attended the event in Parliament to find out about activities and events taking place during the charity’s annual fundraising week in Paisley and Renfrewshire North. Last year, £16,855 was raised in Paisley and Renfrewshire North during Christian Aid Week.
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said: “It was great to meet with the team from Christian Aid to find out about the activities that they have planned for this year’s Christian Aid Week. People from Paisley and Renfrewshire always come out in force to support Christian Aid Week and it was great to hear that last year local people helped to raise over £16,000 to support the activities of the charity.
“We’re currently living through the biggest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War and for millions of people across the globe, Christian Aid’s work provides vital support. I encourage local constituents to continue to support their support for Christian Aid Week.”
Simon Kirkland, Christian Aid’s UK Parliamentary and Political Adviser, said: “We are very grateful for Gavin Newlands’s support for Christian Aid’s important fundraising events in Paisley and Renfrewshire North. Everyone can do something to help this Christian Aid Week, whether it’s attending a local event, giving money or praying for the world’s many displaced people at this difficult time. Thank you to everyone who is able to take part in this year’s Christian Aid Week.”
Photo: Gavin Newlands MP at Christian Aid’s Big Brekkie event