The work of CRY is founded on the Good News proclaimed by Jesus, and the call to meet the needs of the poor. Churches have always played an important role in supporting children and young people around the globe. You are clearly part of that wonderful legacy.

We are thrilled that your church would like to consider supporting CRY and ensuring that more children and young people thrive.

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There are loads of ways that you can do that, from simple, one-off activities, to long lasting partnerships. Here are just a few ideas for you to prayerfully consider

1. Pray for our partners

Would your church consider praying for one of our projects as part of your services? It is a powerful way of supporting our project partners, and we know they would be moved to have you pray for them. We can send you prayer points and project information.

2. Hold a collection

Would you consider holding a collection for CRY at one of your services? Whether you would like to support us on a normal Sunday or for your Christmas services, each pound donated will be used to support our projects internationally.

3. Partner with one of our projects

If you would like to engage your congregation in international issues, and support the global church, this is a great way of doing that. You can choose to support one of our projects. You’ll get project information and updates to help you raise funds and feedback how the money you raise has made a difference.

4. Fundraise as a church

Fundraising is a wonderful way of bringing together your congregation. Whether you are holding a CRY coffee morning, having a team enter a local running event, or helping your youth group run a sponsored dance-a-thon, we would love to help.

To discuss any of the ideas above (or if you’d like to chat through one of your own ideas), please contact Allison Banks, our Community Fundraiser on ukoffice@cry.org.uk / 01489788300