Thirty years and over £1 billion later, Comic Relief embodies the British public’s sense of charitable giving. This year was no different, with more than £78 million raised (at the time of writing), all of which will go to helping thousands of projects both in the UK and worldwide.
With such big numbers being the highlight of such events, it’s important to remember that charitable giving is more than just generous donations. Comic Relief, like so many other charities, relies on volunteers, staff and project leaders who donate their time, knowledge and experience to put the donations to good work. Charitable giving doesn’t always have a pound sign attached to it.
In our Diocese and all across the Church of England, the work of volunteers is an integral part of our Ministry. We’d like to say thank you for the work that you do, the gifts that you bring to your Church and the support, financial, spiritual and physical, which you donate regularly.
“The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving” – Albert Einstein
“It is more blessed to give than to receive” – Jesus in Acts 20:35
Matthew Brunt, Diocesan Management Accountant