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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Here is our  Summer update to receive future copies by mail please contact the office so we can add you to our mailing list.

We have exciting news about a new venture – We will soon be opening a new furniture store in Chorley! We are taking on the Croft Mill building, next to Asda on Pall Mall. We are hoping to replicate the success of our wonderful Longton Furniture store, providing good quality, reasonably priced furniture for local people. We also hope in the future to use some of the first floor space for community activities. We are looking for a Manager / Co-ordinator for this venture – please see advert below.  Hours negotiable.

Please join us in thanking God for this new opportunity. Please pray for the right person to manage the furniture store, for lots of good quality donations to come in and for International Aid Trust to be a blessing to the people of Chorley






Meanwhile back at Longton … following recent reorganisation a part of our warehouse is now available to rent, 250 pallet spaces on racking, please phone 01772 611 000 or email if you are interested.







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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