Budleigh churchgoers praised for Haiti fundraising efforts

CHURCHGOERS in Budleigh Salterton have been praised for helping raise hundreds of pounds to support the victims of the Haiti earthquake. A retiring collection at St Peter s has raised �545. It is estimated the number of people killed in the earthquake is

CHURCHGOERS in Budleigh Salterton have been praised for helping raise hundreds of pounds to support the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

A retiring collection at St Peter's has raised �545.

It is estimated the number of people killed in the earthquake is around 200,000 people.

St Peter's has been joined by scores of other churches across Devon in fundraising.


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From posing with Daleks to tolling the church bells; concerts to coffee mornings, cake sales to jumble sales - Christians have devised no shortage of enterprising ways to raise money for the Haiti appeal.

The Bishop of Exeter , who is a trustee of Christian Aid, urged churches to do all they could, through prayer and donations, to support the emergency appeal.

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He said he was amazed and profoundly grateful at the donations which had come pouring in from parishes, and the ingenuity shown by so many local Christians.

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