A RECORD figure an nounced this week for this year's Christian Aid Week shows that by August 31 the fund had received £1,081,000.
The target for the six collecting days in May was elm. House-to-house collections by more than 300,000 people raised the most money but sponsored walks also played a major part.
A total of £575,000 has so far been allocated to specific projects. Christian Aid is at work in 60 countries and most of the money goes to self-help projects of lasting benefit to the developing nations.
Schemes which. have received support include the Nateete Secondary School in Uganda. which is setting a new pattern for technical education in the country. It has been sent £4,100.
In Malaysia blind people have been helped by a £3,000 allocation to St. Nicholas's Home, Penang.