A Christmas message from the Christian Aid Foundation (CAF) to a young girl in Britain’s most populous city has been hailed as a beacon of hope for the thousands of people struggling with the mental health crisis in the country.
The message was posted to the CAF’s website and received a large response, but it was a little over a week ago that the organisation announced that it was planning to hand the message over to a charity in the UK.
A day after the message was published on Facebook, the charity announced that a decision had been made to hand over the message to a local charity called St Helens Hope.
It was unclear at the time how much money would be spent on the gift and the timing of the decision to hand it over to the charity was not known.
The announcement came after the organisation received an appeal from a local resident, who said he had not received any Christmas messages from CAF.
The appeal was backed by the British Council for Secular Humanism (BCSH), which said it had been contacted by the CAf and would look into the issue.
Bashir Ahmed, head of the British Secular Society (BSS), said the organisation had received a number of complaints from Muslims who had received the message.
“We are extremely pleased that this Christmas message has been given to a non-profit in the U.K. and we will be working with them to try and help those people in need,” he said.
British Secularists and Secularist Action, the group which campaigns against religion-based discrimination, welcomed the announcement.
This is a huge step forward in a long road of reform for CAF, which has been campaigning for a longer period than any other UK charity, Ahmed said.
“The CAF will now be able to provide support to thousands of vulnerable Muslims and Christians living in Britain, while also being an important voice for the Muslim community, who often have limited access to information and support.”
He said the CAH would now continue to monitor the situation in the city of Manchester, where the charity has a facility that houses more than 100 people.
CAF was established in 2002 as the UK branch of the International Christian Concern, and is one of the largest Christian charities in the world, said the charity’s chief executive, Paul Grewal.
I am delighted that CAF has decided to hand this Christmas gift over to St Hels Hope and that the CAHF will be doing its best to help these people, said Grewam.
If anyone has been affected by the crisis, or needs support, I would encourage them to call us on 0161 628 3455.
We have already been providing a range of support to the community in Manchester and we would urge anyone in Manchester who has been effected by the current crisis to call.
For the first time ever, a Christmas message of goodwill from the CAFA is now on the CAFH website and can be accessed via the ‘Friends of the CAFE’ tab.
The CAFA was founded in 2002, in an attempt to bring together Christian leaders and activists, as well as people who were suffering from mental health problems.
It is one in a series of charitable organisations founded by the late, charismatic British evangelist Rev Peter Tatchell in 2002 to support the growing number of Muslims living in the United Kingdom.
The group is one among many charities in Britain that are currently campaigning for reform, following a spate of hate crimes in the wake of the Brexit vote.
The CAF is one such organisation, with the charity supporting many Muslim communities across the country and the UK and providing support to those who are struggling with mental health issues.