Christian compassion for a hurting world

It all began in 1991 with a vision: to make a difference in the world. Today that vision is a reality for many thousands.

About us

‘Christian Compassion For A Hurting World’
We are a registered charity (no 1086597) based at Much Hoole, near Preston, UK.  We work with Churches and Christian partners across the world and in the UK to relieve suffering through practical aid such as food, clothing and medical supplies.  We also support schools, children’s homes, prison ministry, evangelism, sponsored families, Christian holidays and clubs for children and training courses such as tailoring projects, through our staff in Eastern Europe, West Africa and India.  We also have a network of Charity shops in the UK which support our vital work around the world.

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time for tea




A great chance to get together with friends, family, colleagues, neighbours enjoy tea and cakes and raise money for International Aid Trust!

Choose a date that suits you in June.

Keep it low key with a few friends in your kitchen or invite the whole village to a tea party in the church hall, go outside and add some games and turn it into a garden party, the choice is yours. Whatever you decide, every penny you raise will help us support people living in great poverty around the world.

Click  here for your downloadable  Time for Tea Organisers Pack Time including posters, planning ideas, cake recipes, stories from people your donations will help.



International Aid Trust has had a presence in Sierra Leone since 2009 following a visit by Bishop Bernard Cocker the  CEO and Founder.    MORE »



International Aid Trust also carries out work worldwide.



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Bernard Cocker

CEO & Founder

I saw images of pain and suffering that will never leave me and came back to this country with a dream, a vision, to make a difference

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