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Charity event in aid of the DEC East Africa Appeal at the Brewery Tap

DEC fundraiserWe’ve had an email from Sophie Wainwright, who’s organising a charity event on September 16th at The Brewery Tap, Ipswich, in aid of the East Africa Crisis Appeal. Sophie wrote,

Money being raised will go to the DEC to help those affected by the famine in East Africa. I was interested to read your blog posts on your site about the DEC appeal and more recently about the situation with LGBT Africans, and thought you might be interested in this event.

I’d like to invite yourself and your colleagues/members to the event, which aside from being for a very worthwhile cause promises to be a fantastic evening of fun and enjoyment for everyone. I have attached a copy of the event poster, if you could pass this onto your contacts and members it would be very much appreciated, as it would be great to get as many people there as possible to raise as much as we can for the appeal.

East Africa Crisis Appeal

DEC East Africa AppealOver 10 million people are at risk in East Africa due to conflict and some areas being affected by the worst drought in 60 years. The DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal will support the work of its members in affected areas of Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan. Your donations can help provide life saving aid such as food, water, care for malnourished children and medical treatment.

Please click on the image to donate now to the East Africa Crisis Appeal.

In the past, some atheists have said that they won’t respond to DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) appeals, because some of the aid organisations involved have a religious ethos. Surely what matters is that the money goes to people who are already in the field, and who can use your money for life-saving work as fast as possible? When people are starving, they’re not worried where their food is coming from. However, if you would prefer to send your money through an organisation that is entirely non-religious, look for Action Aid, Merlin, Save the Children, the Red Cross or Oxfam.