Disaster Appeals



The Disasters Emergency Committee brings 13 leading UK aid charities together in times of crisis: Action Aid, Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, Care International, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief, Oxfam, Plan UK, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision; all collectively raising money to reach those in need quickly.

Before launching an appeal they ask: 1) Does the scale and urgency of the disaster call for decisive action? 2) Are their member agencies in a position to provide effective and swift humanitarian assistance? 3) Will the public support them?
Once they decide to act the DEC alerts the Rapid Response Network (RRN) an unique alliance of the UK’s corporate and broadcasting sectors, to reach the British people through all channels of the media

They have raised more than £1.1 billion since their launch in 1963; helping to save millions of lives and rebuild communities devastated by disasters.

BAHAMAS HURRICANE APPEAL:  A special collection was held on Sunday 29 September 2019 in aid of the All We Can Bahamas Hurricane disaster appeal.  This collection was combined with our Harvest appeal supporting potato growers in Ethiopia.

CYCLONE IDAI DISASTER APPEAL:  A special collection will be held on Sunday 24 March and Sunday 31 March 2019 for the All We Can/Methodist Church disaster appeal for the victims of the Mawali Floods.  We are delighted that we raised £758.50.  Thank you for your generosity.

CHRISTIAN AID KERELA FLOOD CRISIS APPEAL:  Retiring collections were held on 26 August 2018 and 2 September 2018 in aid of the Christian Aid Kerela Flood Crisis Appeal.  We raised £366.14 for which we are very are very grateful.

CHRISTIAN AID HURRICANE IRMA APPEAL:  On 17 and 24 September 2017 we held retiring collections in aid of the Hurricane Irma Appeal.  Thank you to everyone who donated money.

SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS APPEAL:  A retiring collection was held on Sunday 12 March 2017 in aid of the fame crisis in South Sudan.  A total of £487 was raised for this continuing crisis.

​CHRISTIAN AID HAITI HURRICANE MATTHEW EMERGENCY APPEAL:  We held a collection on Sunday 23 October 2016 for the Haiti Emergency Appeal.  We are delighted that we have been able to send a cheque for £790 which included a donation of £500 from Cornerstone.


On Sunday 13 September 2015 we held a retiring collection for the current refugee crisis and raised a total of £1251.78 from our morning service and Circuit evening service.  We thank everyone for their generosity.

There was a retiring collection after the morning service on Sunday 3 May 2015 in aid of the Nepal Earthquate AppealThank you for your generosity.

A retiring collection was held on Sunday 16 November 2014 in aid of the Ebola Crisis AppealThe worst-ever outbreak of Ebola is bringing Sierra Leone to its knees, along with neighbouring Liberia and Guinea and risks spreading rapidly to other parts of West Africa and beyond.  Since it struck in March the numbers of new victims are growing fast. Millions of people are now at risk.  We are very grateful for your generous donations.

A retiring collection for the DEC Gaza Appeal was held on Sunday 18 August 2014.  The escalation in the conflict between Israel and Hamas has caused the humanitarian situation in Gaza to reach crisis point.  Hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes and are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and medical care. Thank you for your generosity.

Collections were made on Sunday 17 November and Sunday 24 November 2013 for the DEC Philippines Appeal for the devastation suffered in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.  Over 13 million people have had their lives torn apart and are in urgent need of food, shelter & clean water.  Thank you for your support.

A retiring collection for the DEC Syria Appeal was held after the morning service on Sunday 14 April 2013.  Over four million people within Syria are in need of aid, as the health service has effectively collapsed, food is in short supply and water has been cut off.  In addition over one million people are living as refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.  Thank you for your generosity.



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