Jordanstown Parish saddles up for Christian Aid!

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The Rev Jonny Campbell-Smyth, left, with others taking part in the Christian Aid fundraising cycle. Photo courtesy of Newtownabby Times.

The Rev Jonny Campbell-Smyth, left, with others taking part in the Christian Aid fundraising cycle. Photo courtesy of Newtownabbey Times.

Five keen cyclists from St Patrick’s Parish, Jordanstown, will join with five others from Whiteabbey Presbyterian on a 70-mile cycle to mark the 70th anniversary of Christian Aid.

The riders will set off from Jordanstown at dawn on at the start of Christian Aid Week on Sunday May 10, making their way through Carrick and Larne, along the Antrim coast road to Carnlough. They will then head inland to Broughshane where they will stop off for refreshments before getting back on their bikes and riding towards Doagh and then back to Jordanstown. Their aim is to be back in time for the 11am services at St Patrick’s and Whiteabbey Presbyterian.

“It’s all about raising awareness of Christian Aid Week and encouraging people to donate when the Christian Aid envelope comes through their door,” explained cycle challenge organiser Alex McClenaghan.

She said that the idea behind the dawn start is to “create a bit of empathy with people who have to get up very early every day and do something that’s a struggle – walking miles just to collect firewood or water – just to …read more

Read the full article here: http://connor.anglican.org/2015/05/06/jordanstown-parish-saddles-up-for-christian-aid/


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