A number of different events took place in Dursley recently, with various churches coming together to raise money for charity.

During Christian Aid week on May 12-18 May the groups came together to help raise money with a number of fundraising events.

Dursley Tabernacle organised a breakfast morning that raised nearly £300, with Dursley Methodist Church raising an incredible £864 through soup lunches during the week.

Dursley Tabernacle's Cafe also raised £50 for the cause.

Various groups from St George's Church and Cam and Dursley Tabernacle came together to take part in house to house collections, with the amount raised expected to be in the hundreds.

Dursley Tabernacle Minister, the Revd Simon Helme cooked up the breakfast during the week and revealed he was proud of the achievements during the week.

“Food brings people together," he said.

“It enables us, here in the heart of Dursley, to reach out in solidarity to the world’s most vulnerable people and to enjoy tasty food at the same time. Everyone wins!

“Christian Aid is a charity that believes in the dignity and worth of all the people it works with. They are saving and transforming lives across the world and it is a privilege to be part of that global movement. Thank you to all the volunteers who cooked and served and all those who came and supported us. Change happens when we stand together.”

Christian Aid Week's focus this year was on Sierra Leone, which is the world's most dangerous country to give birth in.

The country is also suffering financially, with members of the church in Cam and Dursley coming together to sign a petition to cancel repayment of the loans taken out by the country to tackle the Ebola crisis.